AT&T, Microsoft Partner to Deploy Cloud-Based IoT Management Tool for Enterprises

AT&T said Monday it is partnering with Microsoft to debut an IoT solution for quick deployment of asset monitoring and management solutions in the Cloud.

The new IoT solution called AT&T Asset Management – Operations Center, will be run on Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and will use several Microsoft enterprise components, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Microsoft Power BI, to give business customers a more streamlined way to track, monitor and manage their deployed IoT assets, the company stated.

The solution takes advantage of AT&T IoT Platform Services (Flow) and the Azure cloud platform, providing global scale and high availability. The solution will initially be deployed using AT&T Global SIM on LTE and LTE-M networks and, in the future, will be available through AT&T multi-network connectivity using other network modes like satellite and WiFi. AT&T Control Center will be used for SIM management, provisioning and activation, according to AT&T.

“AT&T is committed to giving our enterprise customers the tools, platforms and the connectivity they need to more securely manage their IoT assets wherever they’re deployed,” said Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T.