Azure Sphere, an all-in-one platform to secure IoT devices that Microsoft has been developing for nearly two years, is launching this week in general availability.
Azure Sphere combines a hardware chip, a Linux OS and a cloud security service. The one-time fee effectively covers the price of the chip, with Microsoft bundling licenses, the OS, the security service and free OS updates for the lifetime of the chip in for free.
Microsoft has announced a five-year plan to invest $1.1bn into Mexico and establish a cloud region in the country.
The Mexico region will take Microsoft's global tally to 57, which are located in 22 countries. A cloud region consists of two or more data centres, but Microsoft has not revealed how many facilities it plans to build or where they will be located.
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