Cisco Unlocks IoT Potential with Intent-based Networking

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

Cisco is introducing new IoT networking products, developer tools, validated design guides and partner specializations to deliver scale, flexibility and security for IoT environments.

The Intent-based Networking Innovations Include:

New IoT Networking platforms: Cisco is introducing new Catalyst industrial switches and industrial Integrated Services routers purpose-built for IoT environments.  They are powered by IOS XE – the operating system that powers intent-based networking across the campus, branch and WAN.  The new platforms are managed by Cisco DNA Center, which gives customers a single pane of glass view across their campus, branch and IoT environments.

IoT Developer Tools: Cisco’s developer program, DevNet, features a new set of developer tools to enable customers and partners to unleash innovation at the IoT Edge.  Ecosystem partners now have a consistent way to build and manage applications at the edge and enable the extra flexibility customers need to enable better business outcomes.  The new IoT Developer Center is complete with learning materials, developer tools and support resources so partners can start building solutions and applications today.

Blueprints for Utilities, Manufacturing and Remote and Mobile Assets: Working with industry partners, Cisco has created three new Cisco Validated Designs: blueprints for IoT architectures that have been tried, tested and proven to deliver business results.  Cisco Validated Designs enables customers and partners to quickly accelerate from proofs of concept to successful, scaled deployments

IoT Partner Trainings:  Cisco partners are critical for successful implementation of IoT Projects.  Cisco is building a global ecosystem of IoT partners by providing IoT training and specialization programs.  Cisco IoT certified partners gain the highest visibility across our sales teams and customers as trusted advisors across all IoT projects.  Cisco also has a rich ecosystem of industry partners, ISVs, machine builders and service providers to deliver IoT projects for customers in manufacturing, transportation, energy, retail, public sector and more.


The Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series of Switches and Cisco IR1101 Integrated Services Router Rugged are available to order today.


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