Azure IoT Targets Predictive Maintenance


IoT management platform adds real-time analytics to its offerings.

Predictive maintenance will now be available on the Azure IoT platform, Microsoft announced on Dec. 1.

Once of the most requested IoT solutions, predictive maintenance uses the power of the IoT to harness and analyze data that provides real-time alerts when machinery and components need repairs–and spot potential problems before they happen. This can save companies a tremendous amount of time and money and is used by a variety of industries including energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare.

> read more: case studies on predictive maintenance.

Microsoft rolled out the Azure IoT suite in September, marketing it as a way to speed the journey from proof of concept to deployment. The company also rolled out the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT Program to help users be confident they are choosing hardware and software guaranteed to work with Azure IoT.

Microsoft offered Rockwell Automation as an example. The oil company has assets in many remote areas and uses the IoT and predictive maintenance to monitor, analyze and understand its performance. The real-time insights generated by Azure IoT allows the company to determine service life, perform pre-emptive maintenance and ensure their assets are always operating at optimal standards.

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