Cisco to launch new IoT partner program this month

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Cisco to launch new IoT partner program this month

Cisco has revealed that it will launch a new internet of things (IoT) partner program in late January, plus new IoT products.

The company’s teaser is light on details other than mentioning a 28 January launch date.

A registration page for a pre-launch partner briefing offers a little more information, namely a pledge that partners who tune in will “… learn how the latest Cisco innovations from data center and IoT help solve customers’ digital transformation challenges.”

“From on-premises to cloud and out to the edge, the explosion of data and apps that fuel customers’ businesses disrupts IT and strains resources,” the page says, adding that “Cisco Data Center and IoT can help you solve their challenges in a world where there is nothing centered about data anymore.”

The page also promises:

  • New Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco ACI innovations, delivering advanced multicloud and remote site edge capabilities
  • New cross-domain integrations that drive higher levels of automation, security, and analytics
  • Cisco’s next generation of industrialized routers and switches, which deliver the same security and intent-based networking capabilities as the Cisco Catalyst family and expand Cisco’s SD-WAN to the operational edge of the network
  • Capabilities such as modularity to help protect your customers’ investments in manufacturing facilities, utilities, oil and gas, transportation, and more

The company’s also declared that 2019 is “The Year for Cisco Partners to ‘Go Big’ in IOT,” citing a US$4 billion opportunity helping organisations to cope with extra traffic generated by things, controlling remote assets and assisting big data efforts.

Cisco’s push appears to be built around the argument that it possesses networking, security and data management assets, but the page also says the company is “just getting started” in the field.


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