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Cisco extends intent-based networking to IoT edge with new innovations

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Cisco is looking to unlock the potential of internet of things (IoT) with the launch of new IoT Networking platforms, IoT Developer tools, IoT Partner trainings, as well as blueprints for utilities, manufacturing and remote assets.

Enterprises have unique IoT requirements and infrastructure needs that can grow and adapt with their business. Many of them struggle on these fronts. Cisco’s new innovations will provide enterprises scalability, flexibility, and security for their IoT environments, so that they can scale to production.

The new IoT Networking platforms include Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series of Switches and Cisco IR1101 Integrated Services Router Rugged. These platforms can be easily managed using Cisco DNA Center, so that enterprises can control the campus, branch and IoT environments from a single place.

New developer tools have been rolled out to DevNet (Cisco’s developer program), which include learning materials, tools, and support resources. This makes DevNet a complete platform for ecosystem partners to build and manage applications at the IoT edge.

“In IoT, the conversation is about business outcomes. It starts with secure connectivity as the foundation of every IoT deployment. By providing scale, flexibility and security, we’re turning the network into a secret weapon for our IoT customers,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, IoT at Cisco.

“And, with a new DevNet IoT developer center, we’re empowering thousands of partners and developers around the world to build upon our IoT platform.”

Cisco has developed blueprints for utilities, manufacturing, and remote and mobile assets, in order to speed up the process of moving from proofs of concepts to scaled deployments. For this, the company has worked with industry partners, and have successfully tested the blueprints to provide business outcomes.

Further, the company is going to provide trainings to its partners to help them successfully implement IoT projects. Cisco has a wide ecosystem of industry partners that include machine builder, independent software vendors (ISVs), and service providers from distinct industries.

Also read: Cisco and AWS launch Kubernetes-powered hybrid cloud solution

The new IoT networking platforms are now available for order.

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