Sierra Wireless Announces Strategic Collaboration with Microsoft to Develop One of the Industry’s First Full-Stack IoT Solutions

Sierra Wireless edge-to-cloud solutions integrated with Microsoft
Azure IoT Central will simplify and accelerate time-to-value for
enterprise IoT projects

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW), the leading provider of fully
integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT),
today announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to provide one
of the industry’s first full-stack IoT solutions. Sierra Wireless’ new Octave™
edge data orchestration solution
has been successfully connected
with Microsoft Azure IoT Central. Once in production, the solution will
simplify and accelerate the process of getting edge data to the cloud,
enabling enterprises to achieve the value of IoT for the industry 4.0
world. In addition, Sierra Wireless intends to migrate its existing
cloud infrastructure from AWS to utilize Azure’s full complement of
cloud services.

Azure IoT Central is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that lets
customers build and deploy production-grade IoT applications in hours
without cloud computing experience or specialized skills. Octave merges
edge devices, network, and cloud APIs into a single platform that
securely extracts, orchestrates and acts on data from remote assets at
the edge to the cloud. The integration will enable customers to focus on
building their business rather than reinventing technical
infrastructure, which dramatically reduces costs and development time
from several months to days.

René Link, CMO and SVP, Corporate Strategy and Go-To-Market Operations,
Sierra Wireless, said: “The combination of Sierra Wireless’ full suite
of IoT solutions and Azure IoT Central addresses a critical gap in the
marketplace. We’ve consistently heard from customers about how complex
it is to integrate IoT technology, which takes time and focus away from
their core business. This collaboration creates a category-of-one IoT
solution that will accelerate edge data into the cloud, allowing
enterprises across the globe to monetize IoT.”

Tony Shakib, Principal Group PM Manager, Azure IoT, Microsoft, said: “As
a leader in integrated IoT solutions, Sierra Wireless’ edge-to-cloud
capabilities are an ideal complement to Microsoft Azure IoT Central.
Together with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Central offering, this strategic
collaboration will enable cloud developers to deploy secure, intelligent
and reliable IoT device connectivity and collect data as an extension of
their Azure IoT Central experience.”

Roger Entner, Founder and Lead Analyst, Recon Analytics, said: “The
Sierra Wireless integration with Microsoft will unlock the IoT’s true
potential for the tens of thousands of businesses that are struggling
with the complexity of IoT, stitching together components into bespoke
solutions that take months, often years to deploy. Joint solutions from
Sierra Wireless and Microsoft will enable a company’s existing cloud
developers to tap into the IoT and easily connect their edge devices to
their Microsoft Azure infrastructure.”

Sierra Wireless Octave is currently in preview with lead customers. For
more information and to apply for the preview program, visit: To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering
businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected
economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device-to-cloud
solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly
integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and
enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully
integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence
and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra
Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers
in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at,
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and on YouTube at

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product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

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Kim Homeniuk
Sierra Wireless
Media Relations
phone: +1
604 233 8028
[email protected]

David Climie
Sierra Wireless
Investor Relations
phone: +1
604 231 1137
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