Cisco continues to augment its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio, and recently launched the Cisco IoT System for its partners. With the Cisco IoT System, a comprehensive set of Cisco IoT technologies and products, partners can provide their customers an opportunity to deploy, accelerate, and innovate with IoT across various industries.

The platform has six pillars:

  • Network Connectivity
  • Fog Computing
  • Physical and Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Management and Automation
  • Application Enablement Platform

Each of the six pillars offers a cohesive and comprehensive set of IoT technologies and products that combined together become an integral part of the overall Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions.

The Cisco IoT System provides a fully integrated solution. This is important because as we connect more “things,” greater demands are placed on the network infrastructure. IoT requires elements such as connectivity, security, automation, analytics, and open APIs to work together as a system to deliver business benefits. The IoT System integrates these components and ensures inter-operability, thus allowing partners to offer a complete solution to their customers, as a single vendor.

The Cisco IoT System also allows partners to expand into the operational technology (OT) side of the business and help customers converge IT and OT strategies. With IoT, multiple devices, endpoints, and networks are being deployed out in the field or on the manufacturing floor, enterprises need their IT and OT networks to converge, providing seamless connectivity for business applications and to apply a consistent business policy across IT and OT. This allows businesses to make decisions faster, become more efficient, save money, render their operations safer, and improve customer service.

Partners can also extend into new verticals and increase their total addressable market (TAM) by selling this integrated system.

Independent software vendors (ISVs) and technology partners can also benefit from the IoT System. They can add their applications onto the Cisco core infrastructure and open up new conversations around OT. ISVs can reduce their application development time with this simplified programming model.


In summary, the key advantages of the Cisco IoT System are:

  • The Cisco IoT System helps enterprises deploy, accelerate, and innovate with IoT
  • Cisco has a comprehensive portfolio of IoT infrastructure technologies and products that organizations can deploy right now
  • Only Cisco offers products across all six pillars enabling Cisco Internet of everything (IoE) solutions for all verticals
  • Cisco’s IoT System is enabling an ecosystem of partners to build innovative IoT solutions across all verticals

IoT_Launch_AssetsNext Steps to Deploy IoT with Cisco

Visit the partner IoT System website at http://www.cisco.com/go/iotsystempartners

While you’re there:

  1. View the partner webcast
  2. Download the IoE Partner Playbook
  3. Access the wealth of assets for partners

Be sure to become an IoT Specialized Partner. Learn how at www.cisco.com/go/iotpartner

If you have any questions or comments, send them to iot-system-partner@cisco.com and please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments section below. I’m always interested in hearing how you think we’re doing.


Andres Sintes

Global Senior Director, Partner GTM

Global Partner Organization (GPO) - Digital Transformation & IoT