Cisco IoT system, an AoT offering, can connect, manage, and control previously unconnected devices. Its broad portfolio of IoT infrastructure technologies and products gives deeper insights using analytics on IoT data and helps secure physical and digital assets. Organizations can innovate by creating and deploying IoT applications to the cloud using the Cisco IoT system. The 6 pillars of the system are:
- network connectivity,
- IOx and fox applications,
- data analytics,
- management and application, and
- application platform.
Cisco IOx brings together Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS), a networking operating system, and Linux, an open source platform. Cisco and SAS Edge-to-Enterprise IoT Analytics Platform bring together providers of sensors, applications, data analysis, and security providers, to get them and their assets to operate effectively together to gather, analyze, and deliver data and a shared experience. Cisco’s comprehensive set of IoT products and solutions helps organizations manage their IoT data efficiently. Cisco’s IoT services help organizations transform their operational network to an IP-based industrial network and IoT utilities services address the challenge of modernizing the electric grid with the Cisco services connected grid architecture methodology.
Cisco offers IoT analytics software such as Connected Streaming Analytics (CSA) platform, Cisco IOx APIs, Cisco Fog Data Services, and Cisco Edge Analytics Fabric as a part of its AoT offerings. The Cisco CSA offers predictive, actionable insights, which are collected through high-velocity streams of live data generated from numerous sources, such as sensors and from the edge of the devices, to facilitate real-time governance and by which immediate actions can be taken. Cisco CSA for IoT caters to various industry verticals including retail, IT, network deployment, mobility, and contact centers. In retail, customers can track in-store patterns and study consumerâ€™s shopping patterns and buying behavior so that they are well equipped with the inventory and can also enhance the user's experience. Cisco Edge Analytics Fabric provides flexibility to the enterprises to collect, process, and analyze the data from where it is generated at the edge of the devices.