At Mobile World Congress today, Libelium and Microsoft announced that Microsoft Azure Cloud integrates with Waspmote wireless sensors to speed time-to-market for Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) projects with scalable Cloud infrastructure.
McKinsey Global Institute forecasts the economic potential of the IoT to value from $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025. Sensor networks based on Waspmote sensor nodes and Meshlium Internet gateways power projects in the industrial IoT, in Smart Cities, agriculture, energy monitoring, and for environmental and industrial control. Businesses use Microsoft Azure to build and manage applications and services through a global network of datacenters.
For Libelium customers, Microsoft Azure provides a scalable infrastructure for data, virtual machines, server and frontend applications. With sensor technology to measure energy use, monitor environmental conditions or water quality, businesses can reduce costs and increase productivity. A customer integration of Libelium and Microsoft Azure demonstrates a complete industrial IoT solution in a Smart Factory, from sensor integration on the factory floor to business processes and data visualization in real time.
“Interoperability is vital to our development partners and customers as sensor-based IoT projects deploy at scale,” said Javier Martinez, Libelium Vice President, Business Development.
“Our IoT ecosystem includes the best Cloud platforms in the market, and we make it easy for our partners to derive business value from wireless sensor networks with Internet of Things and contextual data.”