Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Customize Applications for a Competitive Advantage

The Application Enablement Platform offers infrastructure for application hosting and application mobility between cloud and fog and middleware services to support app development and lifecycle management. Cisco IOx middleware services can enable application hosting. Cisco Fog Director monitors and manages of applications deployed in the Fog.

Cisco Application Enablement Platform solutions offer:

  • Fog application control
    Cisco IOx APIs allow fog nodes to host applications so that the applications are close to the objects they need to monitor, control, analyze, and optimize. Cisco IOx and its middleware services are offered on multiple hardware devices that are customized for various industries’ needs and can therefore support applications specific to those industries.
  • Cloud to fog operation
    The traditional cloud software, platform, and infrastructure-as-a-service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) models are now possible on fog nodes. The fog environment allows for multiple instances of the application across nodes. These instances can communicate with each other for redundancy and data sharing purposes to create business models such pay-as-you-go consumption for objects, machines, and products.
  • Simplified management
    Cisco Fog Director can manage multiple instances of applications. It updates applications remotely, and allows applications from different development environments and different languages to run on the same fog node.
  • Elasticity with resilience
    Ruggedized Cisco UCS servers offer elastic compute, network, and storage resources for applications to have a flexible and elastic footprint. These can be deployed in all industries, meeting their custom requirements, so that industry-specific applications can be deployed rapidly.

Cisco Application Enablement Platform Delivers Business Outcomes

Increase Business Agility

Accelerate the launch of new services with cloud development practices that also work in fog nodes. SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS models are included on fog nodes with multiscreen and process as a service (MaaS and PRaas), making it possible for enterprises to create and deploy new services rapidly.

Create New Consumption Business Models

Deliver new consumption models for industrial objects, machines, and products with MaaS and PRaaS. Enterprises can take advantage of the pay-as-you-go usage based model for objects, machines, products similar to cloud-based SaaS models.

Innovate Rapidly

Take advantage of APIs to amplify innovative applications. Introduce MaaS and PRaaS offerings with multiple parties using policy-based access control.

Cisco Application Enablement Platform Product Portfolio

  • Cisco IOx
  • Cisco Fog Director
  • Cisco IOx Middleware Services

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