Get ready for the MCU IoT revolution
Azure Sphere is a solution for creating highly-secured, connected MCU devices, providing you with the confidence and the power to reimagine your business and create the future.
Find peace of mind
Security is foundational to connected IoT experiences. Don't trust your brand to single line-of-defense and second-best solutions. Azure Sphere's holistic approach to security is based on years of Microsoft experience and research. Together, Azure Sphere crossover MCUs, our secured OS, and turnkey cloud security service guard every Azure Sphere device, delivering end-to-end security that responds to emerging threats – so you don't have to.
Get to market faster
Streamline the development and maintenance of your products. Azure Sphere is designed for efficiency and comes with a set of Visual Studio tools that will completely change how you create and manage MCU powered experiences. Azure Sphere is designed to connect quickly and easily to Azure, but our open approach means that you can use Azure Sphere alongside the public or private cloud of your choice.
Create the future
IoT is no longer science fiction. Azure Sphere brings the promise of a secured connected future to MCU devices everywhere. Azure Sphere MCUs deliver unmatched computing power and built-in connectivity that pave the way for next generation experiences. With Azure Sphere you can reimagine everything from business models to product experiences. Delight customers with intelligent products that predict and respond to their needs.
Here’s what customers and partners are saying about us
“Sub-Zero and Wolf have had a legacy of innovation in food preservation and preparation for over 70 years and we see significant opportunity in the connected devices market to create new and unique customer experiences. As our homes become more connected, we place significant value on the security of connected devices, so we can focus on continuing to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Microsoft’s approach with Azure Sphere is unique in that it addresses security holistically at every layer.”
– Brian Jones, Director of Product Strategy and Marketing, Sub-Zero
“Glen Dimplex is a leader in development of intelligent heating, renewable energy solutions and domestic appliances. We recognize that addressing security at every layer of connected devices is critical to shipping connected devices with confidence. The work Microsoft is doing with Azure Sphere uniquely addresses the security challenges of the connected microcontrollers shipping in billions of devices every year. We look forward to integrating Azure Sphere into our product lines later this year.”
– Neil Naughton, Deputy Chairman, Glen Dimplex
“Kongsberg is a technology group building high end mission critical systems with extreme performance for extreme conditions, both for defence and civilian applications. The group has long traditions within the field of autonomy providing complete autonomous systems such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and recently the world’s first autonomous, fully electric container ship. Security and safety is crucial for KONGSBERG when designing autonomous systems, and with increasing cyber threats this topic has become ever more important. Microsoft’s Azure Sphere technology is in line with our philosophy, as it builds security at the core of the design. KONGSBERG is excited to see how the Azure Sphere solution can potentially play an important role in future products.”
– Christian Moeller, CTO, Kongsberg Digital
“LEONI has recently introduced a revolutionary sensor technology for cables called LEONiQ. Based on a strong partnership with Microsoft, using technologies as Microsoft’s secure Azure Sphere microchip and Azure, LEONI can build on best-in-class IoT competence and powerful cloud services, which enable LEONiQ to monitor system-critical parameters in real time.
“Thanks to an unique architectural performance using Microsoft’s secure Azure Sphere microchip LEONI and Microsoft together can also provide essential elements to the continuous improvement of digital functional models of cable systems as well as the active control of interfaces, making data end energy transfer of today’s applications intelligent and secure.”
– Bastian Hitz, Head of Think Tank & Digital Solution Projects, LEONI
“On top of our close ties with Microsoft and design expertise, Microsoft had a vision we believed in – bringing trust and security into IoT solutions from chip to cloud, to make connected devices practical to sell and manage for businesses and consumers.”
– Jerry Yu, MediaTek Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Devices Business Group
“Arm has a vision of a trillion connected devices by 2035, but the global opportunity this represents can only be fully realized if these devices are secured from the ground up. Security is a collective industry responsibility. We are fully committed to enabling partners to develop and deploy secure devices, and this is a vision shared by Microsoft. Arm is partnering with Microsoft on Azure Sphere and will make our latest SoC solution IP, the Arm SDK-700 System Design Kit, available to silicon partners to simplify the development, integration and verification of Azure Sphere SoCs by providing a configurable foundation for secure devices. With SDK-700, Arm is providing partners with a common software development experience while enabling diversity and differentiation for their businesses to thrive in new IoT applications.”
– Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, IoT Device Line of Business, Arm
“Nordic Semiconductor has been collaborating closely with Microsoft for many years. Nordic recognizes Microsoft’s great capabilities and welcomes Azure Sphere as a way to further address the vast emerging opportunities in the global IoT industry.”
– Svein-Egil Nielsen, CTO Nordic Semiconductors
“Azure Sphere is a great example of how a layered security approach on a cost-effective architecture can work successfully for cloud applications. We know from experience that designers on the cutting edge of the IoT want to create and support multiprotocol end nodes to improve the functionality and flexibility of their end products. Azure Sphere, together with Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth low energy and mesh hardware and software technologies at the end node, enables seamless, secure, wireless IoT connectivity to the cloud.”
– Daniel Cooley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT Products, Silicon Labs
“VeriSilicon is pleased to work with Azure Sphere to provide secure cloud connectivity in leading timescales, with competitive performance and the highest levels of security through the ‘7 properties of highly secure devices’ that Azure Sphere provides. We look forward to partnering with IoT customers with VeriSilicon’s BLE, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT/LTE-CatM connectivity platforms to bring their products to market using Azure Sphere solutions.”
– Dr. Wayne Dai, President & CEO VeriSilicon
“We enable secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, but as the number of IoT devices hitting the market continues to explode, the pace of security threats grows right alongside it. Security is a serious priority, not an afterthought, and Microsoft’s ‘7 Properties of Highly Secure Devices’ provide a framework to ensure that critical aspects of security are covered. NXP is therefore pleased to partner with Microsoft on Azure Sphere to make it easy for end customers to create simply secure products.”
– Andrew Hardy, Vice President Sales and Marketing NXP USA
“STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, values the ‘The Seven Properties of Highly Secure Devices’ behind the Microsoft Azure Sphere layered security solution. ST has a strong vision to build an ecosystem of secure hardware and is working closely with Microsoft to support Azure IoT by leveraging advanced security features and taking a layered security approach that is key to effective IoT solutions.”
– Tony Keirouz, VP IoT Strategy, Ecosystem and Partnerships, STMicroelectronics
“Every aspect of our lives, at home and at work, is being changed by a connected world, and inherent security is vital to protecting both the devices and the related data they collect and share. Microsoft’s Azure Sphere solution ensures a safe and secure connected experience from the intelligent edge up to the cloud, with Avnet enabling broad availability of Azure Sphere, and providing end-to-end seamless design, manufacturing and supply chain services that will help partners and customers bring the next generation of Internet of Things solutions to market.”
– Pete Bartolotta, Chief Transformation Officer, Avnet
“Our team has been working closely with Microsoft to develop this revolutionary, secure edge technology. It will accelerate the pace at which companies can connect new and existing products in a secure and integrated manner. The public launch of this product will help our clients innovate smarter, bringing new and ground-breaking IoT solutions to market.”
– Matt Jackson, VP of Services, Blue Metal
“We strongly believe that security is a key attribute for realizing the vision of Massive IoT with billions of intelligent connected wireless edge devices. As indicated by the Qualcomm® wireless edge services initiative, we believe in the key principles introduced by Microsoft Azure Sphere: security needs to be rooted in hardware and security should be seen as a system property from chip to cloud. We applaud Microsoft’s efforts and look forward to working with Microsoft in bringing industry leading IoT security and management solutions to better serve the growing base of global customers across a plethora of industries.”
– Gerardo Giaretta, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm wireless edge services are offered by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.