Cisco Introduces New Cloud Tools for IIoT ApplicationsCisco Introduces New Cloud Tools for IIoT Applications
The new cloud management tools are intended to help improve security and interoperability for IT and OT solutions
February 10, 2023
Cisco has added new products to its suite of cloud tools, aimed at providing greater visibility and control over networks.
The new cloud management tools are intended for industrial IoT (IIoT) applications, working to simplify dashboards for IT and OT operations, as well as provide flexible network intelligence for industrial assets.
The solutions will be introduced on Cisco’s IoT Operations Dashboard, with the company’s ThousandEyes platform now supports OpenTelemetry, and its SASE solution, Cisco+ Secure Connect, now supports integration into Cisco SD-WAN fabrics leveraging Viptela technology.
"The most effective way to manage growing complexity and provide more insight into business operations is through reliable connectivity and complete visibility across an organization’s operations and assets,” said Vikas Butaney, SVP of IIoT networking at Cisco. “A strong partnership between all technology teams – security, networking, and operations – is essential. With these new innovations, we're excited to equip organizations with the tools needed for a unified, cloud-delivered approach that brings the power of the enterprise IT network to scale and secure the industrial edge.”
With its new tools, Cisco hopes to improve interoperability for IT and OT teams, providing an easy-to-use platform to reduce downtime of critical infrastructure and improve overall business productivity.
“Cloud operating models are fraught with complexity,” said Will Townsend, Moor Insights & Strategy senior analyst. “IT teams are being asked to securely manage more with less resources, and operations teams across industries are dealing with digitization challenges. From my perspective, with its recent announcement, Cisco is well positioned to deliver on its promise of simplifying the deployment and management of IoT platforms on premises and in the cloud given an increasingly distributed connected world.”
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