Internet of Things (IoT) platform Jasper has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide an IoT service management solution that should be available in preview later this year.
One of the current problems with IoT – and boy are there a lot of problems with IoT - is there are no binding technologies to match the back-end big data solutions like Azure IoT Suite to the solutions that provision and control the mostly wireless devices.
The partnership will match Jasper’s Control Centre IoT device management platform with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite to create a pre-configured IoT solutions aimed at any size of business that the partnership claim will help businesses provision, develop, and manage IoT solutions faster.
The Azure IoT Suite currently extends existing Azure capabilities to connect devices, capture the data and then manage and analyze the data. While Jasper’s Control Center platform helps manage the deployment, and manage the devices in the field and has partnerships with 25 mobile operator groups, representing more than 100 mobile operator networks worldwide.
“Our vision for the Azure IoT Suite is to help companies thrive in this era of IoT by delivering preconfigured solutions and world class services that any company, whether startup or the most established global enterprises, can use to create new value,” said Sam George, Director of Azure IoT. “Jasper’s IoT services platform is a critical component of delivering on this vision. By bringing together the Jasper Platform and the Azure IoT Suite, businesses of any size and in any industry can build cost effective IoT solutions for themselves or their customers.”
We’ll be interested to see what the solution looks like when it previews later this year, however while the solution solves some of the problem there’s still a few other gaps that need fixing, like the endpoint and gateway security.