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The Integration of Azure Sphere and Azure Cloud Services for Internet of Things

School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo 315100, China
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(13), 2746;
Received: 5 May 2019 / Revised: 29 June 2019 / Accepted: 2 July 2019 / Published: 7 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Computing and Artificial Intelligence)
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Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the key factors that enables, drives and accelerates the digital transformation all over the world. The vision of the IoT is not only the immediate access to the data but also the ability to turning data into intelligence. As such, there is a growing number of public cloud computing providers offering IoT related services, including data processing, data analyzing and data visualization. However, with tens of billions of microcontroller-powered devices getting involved in the era of IoT, the concerns for overall security, privacy and cost are rising constantly and exponentially. Furthermore, these issues cannot be solved by public cloud computing providers since they mainly focus on the software and services rather than on the end devices. In this article, an integrated solution including Azure Sphere devices and Azure cloud services is proposed to provide a comprehensive and efficient way to ensure security that starts in the device and extends to the cloud with limited budgets. Moreover, the implementation details including hardware components, software design and Azure cloud integration are presented to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed solution. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of things; Azure Sphere; Azure cloud services; IoT Hub; ZigBee; WSN Internet of things; Azure Sphere; Azure cloud services; IoT Hub; ZigBee; WSN

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