What is Azure IoT Edge?
Created on the Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge is a fully built selection of services that help model real-life scenarios for data analysis. Companies and organizations use this technology to collect data in real-time and help the output of machines become more efficient to maximize revenue and profit margins. Azure IoT Edge markets its services as a trusted cloud platform that can revolutionize the way your business is operating to maximize efficiency. The service claims to make information valuable by finding meaning in your data to the extent where you can predict a problem before it even occurs, and be well-equipped enough to deal with it appropriately.
To put it simply, Azure IoT Edge allows businesses to perform data-based computational research and highlight any relevant pieces of analysis, then pass those on to cloud instead of sending all the data to the cloud for the processing which can be an expensive and time-consuming process. The system is selective about the data it chooses to forward for in-depth analysis. This small procedural change allows for local devices to become more efficient while lowering the bandwidth requirement for devices hooked onto the IoT field.
Why should you consider using Azure IoT Edge for your business?
Here are a couple of reasons why you should consider incorporating Azure IoT Edge in your business and how it could help transform the way your company currently operates.
Model problems and catch issues before they sprout up.
Azure IoT Edge lets you be able to use cloud technology to create models of machine problem-solving situations that you can run on-premise to see how they perform and whether or not they are up to your expectations. It helps you create predictive models, which let you perform quality control and assess the technical issues in your model before they even spring up. For example, you could set up a factory camera test system to process data that can be sent to the cloud for more in-depth analysis. Azure IoT Edge helps businesses become more self-aware about their efficiency levels so that they can use this information to reach a higher optimal point.
Improves the security of your business.
Azure IoT Edge was created using Device Provisioning Services, which means that customers can quickly and securely connect thousands of devices at the same time. This is similar to Azure offerings, which was also crafted using a particular security framework in mind. The security manager for Azure IoT Edge allows for several devices to be secured.
A collaboration-friendly environment that leverages open source technology.
The Azure IoT Edge project is a part of GitHub, which like most of Microsoft’s previous projects represents their interest in collaboration. This allows companies to be able to better integrate with one another by readily exchanging relevant data, using the edge computing platform. The open-source solution on Microsoft’s end was a clever idea to open doors for being able to integrate local edge devices with Azure IoT Edge.