AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) entered a pact with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to offer businesses worldwide to connect equipment and machine to the cloud. The company will use its Guardian device to ensure seamless connectivity to Microsoft Azure Sphere.
Guardian device doesn’t require a separate internet
AT&T’s Guardian device doesn’t require a separate internet connection to connect to the cloud. Therefore, businesses can use Azure-powered Guardian device to deploy IoT on a large scale across the world.
Microsoft Azure Sphere is an IoT security solution that consists of cloud services, Operating System (OS), and hardware with Azure IoT services. It is combined with multilayered and global security of the core network of AT&T. The global SIM of AT&T allows connectivity in over 200 nations across 500 carriers.
Seamless connectivity to the cloud
Managed services of AT&T support the daily operations of businesses. AT&T’s Guardian device can be installed with ease and connect equipment and machines to the cloud without the need for public internet.
It is highly secure and fast and gets activated instantly to facilitate enterprises to connect the equipment to Azure IoT Central and the cloud. Therefore, a myriad of industries can use this innovative solution to deploy IoT applications.
Hospitals, elevators, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, and production facilities can connect to the digitally-enabled devices using the highly secure cellular connection of AT&T. No third-party WiFi is required for the customers to connect their machines and devices to their cloud.
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Solutions, Corey Sanders said its tie-up with AT&T is an example that demonstrates how the network technology and secure cloud computing convergence can help businesses to improve professional lives and unlock customer value.
EVP of AT&T, Mo Katibeh, said Microsoft an AT&T think that technology should help to serve the people. Therefore, AT&T can offer a truly global solution by working with Microsoft to help businesses simplify operations and manage the costs.
Both AT&T and Microsoft are targeting to develop edge computing and cloud services using innovative 5G and help the companies worldwide to deploy IoT on a massive scale.
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