Advantech Adds Microsoft Azure IoT Offerings in Europe, APAC, Japan, Korea and Taiwan with the Cloud Solution Provider Program
Sep. 30, 2016, Taipei– Today marks another significant milestone for Advantech in extending the benefits of cloud-based IoT, with the announcement that it added Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)-based offerings for delivering solutions for Advantech customers. Advantech, a global leader in embedded computing and IoT technology, approaches IoT with a three-step strategy to help customers take business from basic cloud services to full IoT deployments Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.
Azure IoT technology is built on cloud-based solutions that enable businesses to get started with IoT in minutes, enabling them to connect a broad range of devices, apply advanced analytics and machine learning to their data, and integrate with existing business systems. Customers in European countries, APAC, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Taiwan— now have the option to integrate Microsoft Azure cloud services via Advantech.
Step 1-2-3 Provides Ladder to the Cloud
For enterprises interested in exploring the opportunities and benefits of IoT, Advantech suggests a three-step roadmap that strategically integrates Azure IoT technology: the first stage is to move current server software to the cloud by applying Cloud Infrastructure Services including App Services, Virtual Machine, Azure Storage and SQL Database, so as to improve operation efficiency; the second stage is to start pushing real-time data from devices to the cloud by usingCloud Data Services including IoT Hub, Stream Analytics and Logic Apps so as to enable business innovations with data acquisition; finally, with cloud infrastructure and data already in place, customers may choose to use Analysis and Prediction Services such as HDInsight, Data Lake Analytics, Machine Learning, or Power BI to extract intelligence from their accumulative big data so as to enable IoT-driven business transformation.
Advantech and Microsoft Help You Get Hands on IoT
Advantech is a well-established embedded system provider with complete, scalable and compatible product lines. The company has profound knowledge, ability and experience in hard-and-software integration for implementing IoT from infrastructure to applications. As part of Advantech’s ongoing collaboration with Microsoft in both hardware and software, the technological support and resources Advantech can provide is unparalleled.
In all countries which Advantech has been named a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), Advantech customers will be provided with access to Microsoft Azure and only have to pay on what they choose to use. Advantech will also inaugurate a series of customer services, including hands-on trainings, online webinars and IoT forums to help customers start, upgrade and maintain their IoT applications with ease and assured support.
For more information about Advantech Cloud Solution, please contact your local sales office or visit us on the web at Microsoft Azure product page.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com).