Adesto Technologies has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, in a move designed to ensure customers can get solutions based on its SmartServer IoT up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.

Adesto’s SmartServer IoT is a multi-protocol industrial edge server with an open, extensible interface that simplifies connections between new and legacy systems and the cloud. It lets customers seamlessly connect their industrial data to Microsoft Azure IoT to perform analytics on that data. SmartServer IoT is intended to help customers overcome the challenges of integrating existing, functional control and management systems with new sensing, analytics and predictive AI services, despite the multitude of non-interoperable communications protocols that are often involved.

“With SmartServer IoT, we are dramatically simplifying deployment of advanced IoT applications and reducing total cost of ownership in industrial settings,” said Apurba Pradhan, VP product marketing and management, Adesto. “SmartServer IoT enables system integrators, application developers and OEMs to maximize legacy infrastructure investments while accelerating toward Industry 4.0. Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ industrial IoT implementations with pre-tested device and operating system combinations.”

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Jerry Lee, director of marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. As a result, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. As a result of this move customers will be able to save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite.