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Cisco expands intent based networking to the IoT

Cisco expands intent based networking to the IoT

Cisco has now extended its intent based network architecture to the edge environment. This means that this architecture can now also be used for devices at the edge of the network, especially the Internet of Things (IoT). In concrete terms, this concerns hardware solutions, concept examples and a development environment.

The network, data and cloud specialist announced during his big event Cisco Live in Barcelona that his intent based network architecture now includes the IoT edge. In this way, end-users can easily manage, automate and large-scale deploy their entire network from IoT devices to (multi)cloud environments. From the network infrastructure in their offices to, for example, the individual wind turbines in wind farms far out to sea. It also gives end users a complete overview and control over security applications, analytics and operations.

Compact and robust switches and routers

Specifically, Cisco has introduced a number of solutions, from hardware to a DevNet development environment. The hardware comes in the form of two introductions; the Catalyst IE3x00 series of industrial robust compact switches and the equally industrial, robust and compact Cisco IR1101 Integrated Services routers. Both hardware applications can be easily added, are programmable and can be directly connected to all other network infrastructure. It goes without saying that, according to the supplier, security is a critical part of the entire IoT portfolio and is built into these hardware applications as standard.

In addition, the network, data and cloud specialist will introduce three pre-prepared conceptual designs that allow companies and organisations to roll out IoT applications within certain vertical markets.

Solution for developers

Finally, Cisco also gives developers more opportunities to create IoT solutions, by making a special tool available within DevNet. This tool enables the entire developer community to develop, test and validate new apps and solutions for the IoT.

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