While much of Cisco’s history has been dominated by networking hardware, Cisco has evolved over the years to be much more than just a supplier of plumbing for networking engineers. That’s a fact that was on display this week as the company announced new analytics services that help to enable the emerging economy for the Internet of Thing (IoT).
Among the new services are connected analytics for retail, service providers, network deployment and traditional IT. The basic idea behind the services is to provide value to all the data that is collected from connected IoT devices.
Cisco is working with multiple partners as part of the collected analytics effort including Cloudera, Hortonworks and ElasticSearch.