Verified hardware and software enhance interoperability and allow faster time to production
Milpitas, CA, USA — 03/12/2020 — Relay2, a leader in cloud-managed wireless networks, today announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring customers get IoT solutions 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. With our unique combination of cloud-managed enterprise WiFi and an integrated edge computing platform, Relay2 makes it easy for our Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners to build and roll-out new applications to expand Wifi-as-a-Service programs across verticals. Zero-touch AP provisioning and an easy-to-use cloud management interface provide a fast learning curve for partner staff, and minimal travel to remote locations. With integrated Azure IoT certified edge computing, MSP’s can also deploy highly valuable edge applications as well as quickly building their own unique solutions ensuring data security.
“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations,” said Eric Chen, Founder and CEO of Relay2. “Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures Relay2 helps customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”
“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 Corp. “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. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can 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.