Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware and service designed to better secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices is generally available as of today, February 24. Microsoft initially introduced Azure Sphere, which includes a Microsoft-developed Linux operating system for microcontrollers, in 2018. The technology evolved out of a Microsoft Research project, called Project Sopris.
“IoT is in the science-fair stage. Every enterprise is doing at least one experiment here. But security is really keeping them from going to scale, ” said Galen Hunt, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and managing director of Azure Sphere.