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iYogi Launches IoT Platform on Microsoft Azure

Bangalore: iYogi launched the digital service, cloud, open IoT platform as the first enterprise grade IoT platform from India. Built on Microsoft Azure, the platform is proven 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 track their global growth strategies faster.

Founded in 2007 by Uday Challu, iYogi is a provider of online subscription-based technical support services for consumers who also include small businesses. The firm helps enterprises transform customer experiences and increase satisfaction and lifetime value by enabling them to offer high quality technical support services. Today, the company offers 24*7 expert tech supports for 500 plus technologies including PCs, smartphones, servers, printers and tablets. Not only that, the firm claims to have customers in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and many more.

Speaking about the launch, Anil Reddy, Head of Strategy, Microsoft India says, “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”.

Speaking in the similar veins, Uday Challu, CEO, iYogi says, “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”.
iYogi has already launched the Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Partner Program in order to support the growth of the IoT ecosystem. Under the program, startups 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.

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