Microsoft Buys Solair to Expand Its IoT Services

Posted by at 4:37 pm on May 3, 2016

Microsoft LogoMicrosoft has double down on Internet of Things technology today with the acquisition of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform.

According to a Microsoft blog post, Solair’s technology will be used to upgrade the company’s Azure IoT Suite, a collection of cloud services meant to help companies use the Internet of Things.

Solair’s technology already uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, offers IoT services focused on a variety of markets, including home automation, smart metering, remote maintenance and inventory management.

Microsoft didn’t say specifically what it will get out of Solair’s technology, but it promised to release more details on the integration of the two companies later.

Microsoft and Solair didn’t disclose the financial terms of their deal.

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