With the catalog highlighting a directory of light edge hardware that has been tested and reviewed to ensure a great experience with Azure, these updates now build upon this foundation by showcasing concrete examples of devices and services coming together to solve real customer problems in-market.
These in-market solution product pages provide visitors a high-level overview of the business needs that are solved as well as the solution architecture. In addition, they are accompanied with detailed descriptions, diagrams, and resources from the partner, including the selection of Azure Certified Devices, Azure services and third-party apps/services that seamlessly work together to deliver value to the end customers.
Customers coming to the catalog can make use of these solution pages in a variety of ways. For enterprise customers who are looking for assistance building a similar solution to one found on the catalog, these pages connect them to the collaborating Microsoft partner for future transactions of a customized solution bundle. For solution builders and developers, these solutions act as great references for compatible certified devices and Azure services that serve as a springboard for their own projects. For device builders, this is another great way to promote the value of their devices.
For partners such as CloudRail, these pages are an opportunity to promote their IoT Plug & Play solution, which simplifies the modernization of industrial environments by quickly and easily connecting industrial assets to Azure. CloudRail’s enterprise grade solution helps clients not only reduce the project costs associated with Industrial IoT set time but helps to lower overall ongoing maintenance costs as well. You can watch their IoT Show episode to learn more.
“CloudRail’s OT-to-IT connectivity solution enables our customers to quickly and easily test and implement a Smart Factory solution in minutes rather than hours or even weeks” CloudRail Vice President of North America Sales and Partnerships Jill Mannaioni said.“With our unique Plug & Play approach coupled with over 12,000 predefined sensor schemas, connecting these certified industrial assets to Azure IoT has never been easier from the Azure Certified Device catalog.”
This evolution of the catalog continues our commitment to showcase what can be achieved on Azure when the Azure platform is combined with devices, software, and services from our Azure ecosystem of partners. By providing solution bundles that connect our Azure Certified Devices together with the services necessary to begin creating solutions, we are making it not only faster but also more cost-efficient to build with Azure.
We look forward to delivering solutions to Azure customers with an intuitive experience to help them get started on their own IoT journey. Get started by viewing our two debut solutions on our catalog!