IOT for Cisco kinetics IOT Platform

October 31, 2018

Recently, I have been working on few POC related to IOT for Cisco kinetics IOT Platform for motion detection with Axis IP Cameras.

Here is Glossary:

What Kinetic Internet of Things (IoT)?

Cisco Kinetic makes it easy to connect distributed devices (“things”) to the network, and then extract, normalize, and securely move data from those devices to distributed applications. The Kinetic platform also plays a vital role in enforcing policies defined by data owners, so they can control which data goes where, and when.

Cisco Kinetic is a distributed system of software that streamlines your IoT operations by performing the following three key functions:

  • Extract datafrom disparate sources (“things”), regardless of protocol. The data is transformed so it is by the applications that provide business value.
  • Compute dataanywhere from the edge to a destination to provide processing where it’s needed. This enables fast decisions at the point of action, dramatically reduces latency, and makes the most efficient use of network resources.
  • Move dataprogrammatically to get the right data to the right applications at the right time. The platform distributes data in multi-cloud, multi-party, and multi-location situations. Data policies are used to enforce data ownership, privacy, and security.!overview/overview

What is IoT Hub?

IoT Hub is a managed service, hosted in the cloud, that acts as a central message hub for bi-directional communication between your IoT application and the devices it manages. You can use Azure IoT Hub to build IoT solutions with reliable and secure communications between millions of IoT devices and a cloud-hosted solution backend. You can connect virtually any device to IoT Hub.

IoT Hub supports communications both from the device to the cloud and from the cloud to the device. IoT Hub supports multiple messaging patterns such as device-to-cloud telemetry, file upload from devices, and request-reply methods to control your devices from the cloud. IoT Hub monitoring helps you maintain the health of your solution by tracking events such as device creation, device failures, and device connections.

Edge computing—also known as just “edge”—brings processing close to the data source, and it does not need to be sent to a remote cloud or other centralized systems for processing. By eliminating the distance and time it takes to send data to centralized sources, we can improve the speed and performance of data transport, as well as devices and applications on the edge.

Fog computing is a standard that defines how edge computing should work, and it facilitates the operation of compute, storage and networking services between end devices and cloud computing data centers. Additionally, many use fog as a jumping-off point for edge computing.