Cloud transformation via IoT solutions

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As computing becomes more and more deeply rooted in the real world, new powerful opportunities arise to transform revenues, customer experience, security, and productivity, to name just a few. -unes. We also see that smart cloud and smart advanced solutions are driving massive transformation in various sectors.

Join IoT experts, Microsoft partners and customers at the next IoT in Action event in Houston hear concrete examples of how the cloud is transforming the city's government, the internet of industrial objects and the innovators of the oil and gas sector. Read on to find out more about what a typical cloud transformation journey looks like in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as specific industries.

Towards the cloud towards the industrial IoT

Industrial IoT organizations are among the most common to embark on a journey of digital and cloud transformation. For example, manufacturers discover that they are able to streamline their operations, increase their productivity, and anticipate problems before they occur when they combine the cloud with the business. 39; IoT.

One of those manufacturers who used cloud transformation to create a valuable service is Rolls Royce. With more than 13,000 commercial aircraft engines in service worldwide, Rolls Royce uses equipment sensor data to help airlines predict and plan their maintenance needs and increase their fuel consumption. This helps customers minimize costly delays and maximize energy efficiency.

The solution is powered by the Microsoft Azure platform and Azure IoT solution accelerators, which filter, synthesize, and analyze huge volumes of data. This allows the company to provide actionable information to the right stakeholders at the right time.

Connect smart cities through the cloud

The city of Houston's mission is to connect its citizens to the city and the city to its citizens. As a result of the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the mayor of Houston, Sylvestor Turner, wants to do more than rebuild: he wants to make the city safer, more resilient and more connected.

When you think of fire fighting UAVs, smart water meters, wi-fi and transit flood detection sensors, one of the commonalities is that they are connected to the cloud.

To this end, The city of Houston works with Microsoft and its partners take advantage of the transformation of the cloud to take care of its citizens. This includes building replicable IoT solutions that cover public safety, connected neighborhoods, disaster recovery and disaster response, transportation, smart buildings, and more. A shared vision and close collaboration of municipal leaders has been critical to the success of this large-scale enterprise.

Cloud transformation: breaking the path

So how do different companies and industries engage in a cloud transformation? I presented some typical steps based on my own observations and research done by 451 research.

  1. Make innovation a priority: The first part of any transformation process is to create a culture and mindset that is willing to innovate, embrace change and its potential. If leadership does not give the example of an innovation mentality and in fact not a priority, it will be difficult to obtain an internal commitment.
  1. Understand the why: Generally, the transition to the cloud is based on many reasons: lower costs, greater availability, better performance. Knowing why you want to make the transition from a strategic point of view and aligning with your overall business goals will help you focus and find the right cloud solution.
  1. Prioritize applications: Determining which applications most need to be modernized and migrated is key. Migration is an opportunity for the modernization of the computer ecosystem, which can ultimately save time and money. The establishment of a prioritized plan and budget for modernization needs is essential.
  1. Expect use and increased costs: Cloud consumption generally increases after the initial migration. Because of their easy access and relatively low cost, developers and administrators consume more resources to develop new applications and solutions. Spreading resources is also a likely outcome, as stakeholders take the cloud train.
  1. Know that it will even come out: Once a company has a better understanding of the actual consumption of the cloud, it will be able to prioritize workloads, reduce some workloads on site and negotiate pricing models. Implementing governance processes will help control costs and ensure optimal performance.

Experience the IoT experience in action in Houston

When you're looking to leverage the power of smart cloud and smart IoT Edge solutions, be sure to join us for the day. IoT Event in Action in Houston (April 16). It provides a unique opportunity to explore innovative and scalable IoT solutions that enable cloud transformation across all industries, connect with experts, and explore new opportunities with Microsoft partners and customers.

Justin Slade

Justin Slade

Justin is part of the Microsoft IoT Channel marketing team and is responsible for developing channel-based marketing programs, such as IoT in Action, that target Microsoft's IoT partner ecosystem and build awareness of Microsoft IoT solutions.