On 24th May 2017, at IoT World Forum, Cisco has announced that they will be working together with Microsoft to develop Internet of Things(IoT) platform, which aims at making deployments easier from Cloud to connected edge devices.
In one of his recent blog posts, Rowan Trollope, General Manager, Cisco IoT, and Applications Unit said- ”The Cisco IoT Operations Platform includes tools to manage connections at scale via the company's technologies and industry partners.” With the collaboration of Microsoft, Cisco wants to enable its customers to manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects efficiently and realize Digital Transformation more quickly.
Cisco has also defined threat detection technologies to strengthen security.To secure IoT services from edge network to public cloud, Fog Computing has been introduced as the new feature in this IoT Platform across the data centers, that businesses need to ensure along with data collection tools.
The benefits of computing have been stated as:
- Reduced bandwidth costs
- Minimized latency in delivering data
-Specified data delivery to appropriate targets
Cisco IoT platform survey establishes that “60% of IoT initiatives stalled at the proof-of-concept stage. Of the 40% of IoT projects that survived into the pilot stage, only 26% were deemed successful by business leaders.”
Cisco and Microsoft have a long history in many areas.To ensure seamless interoperability between Cisco IoT and Microsoft Azure IoT, they are one step closer to fulfilling the demands of customers and getting outcomes in the fastest way.