iYogi Launches IoT Platform Based on Microsoft Azure
28 May 2015 – iYogi, the Gurgaon, India-based support services company today reported that it has launched an enterprise-grade Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform. Built on Microsoft Azure, the platform is said to scale to millions of devices. Innovators can use the platform to deploy, monitor and automatically manage their products across millions of end users, easily integrate their products with the growing IoT ecosystem, and use its advanced analytics capabilities to build and fast track their global growth strategies.
iYogi's Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform is the latest version of the company's Digital Service Cloud, one of the world’s largest SaaS based digital device management platforms. It uses various Azure modules including the Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hub, Azure DocumentDB and Azure Machine Learning as its foundation, and builds on these to create a fault-tolerant architecture containing a proprietary rules engine, a reporting engine, an event configurator and a universal UI which enables the creation of deep connections within the IoT ecosystem. The platform also incorporates high data security and privacy standards.
Mr. Anil Reddy, Head – Strategy, Microsoft India said, “As IoT moves towards becoming an essential fabric of business, our partners are doing very interesting things with Microsoft Azure. Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform is a good example of global innovation. It builds on Azure’s capabilities and can help IoT companies rapidly reach millions of customers across the globe. This will jump start innovation in IoT, amongst businesses of all sizes and maturity, across a variety of segments. This would help them serve their customers better by building on newer scenarios and capabilities enabled by IoT and Microsoft Azure.”
Commenting on the launch of the platform, Uday Challu, CEO of iYogi said, “Recognizing the potential economic and social impact of IoT, the global technology industry is witnessing a burst of innovation. A platform that brings this innovation ecosystem together is essential to propel the industry further.”
“More than four years, and $35 million have gone into the development of our platform – and we believe this is exactly what is needed by IoT innovators. It’s easy to set up, and can scale from one-digit to over a million transactions quickly,” he added.
iYogi has also launched the Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Partner Program, to support the growth of the IoT ecosystem. Under the program, start-ups can use the platform for free, for up-to one million devices, and will receive additional resources and development support. The company plans to create a showcase of more than 100 IoT solutions over the next one year.
Current use cases of the platform exist across smart cities, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, automotive and home automation segments. Early adopters of the platform and members of the Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Partner Program include:
- COOEY, a family health-monitoring platform that collects, analyses and provides insights about patient data.
- SmartBuildings which improves comfort, health and energy efficiency in commercial buildings via 24×7 monitoring and control of air conditioning systems.
- Yuvera whose omni-channel retail product Linqs enables customers to digitally explore products in-store.
About Digital Service Cloud
Digital Service Cloud is one of the world’s largest SaaS based digital device management platform with more than 12 million devices under management. It is aimed at assisting telecom service providers, OEMs and technology retailers to improve customer support, and generate new revenues.
The platform is being used globally to service customers of brands like Toshiba, Lexmark, ViaSat, The Source, AVG, Earthlink, Telefonica and Airtel. The Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform builds on the existing capabilities of this platform. For more information please visit www.digitalservicecloud.com/.