Microsoft today released the software that powers its Azure Traffic Management platform, which provides traffic monitoring and monitoring tools for traffic flow and routing, including congestion, accidents, and road conditions.
Azure Traffic manager was built on top of the Microsoft-provided Azure Infrastructure Services platform, a cloud-based platform that includes the Microsoft Azure Web Services platform and a number of other Microsoft services.
The new software has been designed for use in scenarios such as real-time traffic management, traffic analysis, and traffic monitoring on mobile devices.
“The next generation of traffic management is here, and we’re proud to be the first to provide it to our customers,” said John D. Dierks, president and CEO of Microsoft.
“With the right tools, traffic can be controlled more efficiently and seamlessly.”
The new Azure traffic manager software was designed to work with Azure Infrastructure Management.
That software helps manage traffic from different types of applications, including email, messaging, and Web apps, as well as from cloud-hosted applications such as Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
“This new software is the first time that we’ve introduced Azure traffic management directly into our customers’ Azure infrastructure,” said Scott Haines, senior director of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services.
“It’s an important part of our mission to help our customers get the most out of their Azure cloud.
We look forward to making it available to our partners and customers soon.”
Microsoft is also releasing a new Microsoft-built traffic management tool called Traffic Manager for Mobile Devices.
The Traffic Manager Mobile Device app is designed to be used in combination with Microsoft’s Azure Traffic Service, Azure Traffic Services, and Azure Traffic Analytics, and it will be available to developers as part of a new preview for developers in the coming months.