Internet of everything
Internet of everything

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

4.2.7 The IoE architectural approach

Cisco’s architectural approach to the IoE is organised into three functional layers. The application layer is dependent on the platform layer, which is dependent on the infrastructure layer (Table 7).

Table 7 Architectural approach
Application layerPlatform layerInfastructure layer
This layer provides automated, dynamic, application-centric responses to changing traffic and usage demands. The application layer includes the intelligence needed to improve user experiences. It allows for the integration of traditional IT apps, and the use of collaboration applications and industry-specific applications.This refers to Cisco solutions that provide orchestration, management, and policy adjustments based on changing demands, to accelerate service delivery. It allows applications and users to receive the resources they need, when they need them, without manual or complicated IT tasks and configuration changes. The platform layer creates business agility by implementing new services and new analytical applications that can handle Big Data needs.This layer integrates power, security, core networks, access architectures, and storage with physical and virtual resources. It includes the right mix of hardware and software across enterprise, Cloud, and service provider networks. It converges all connections, both OT and IT, into IP and accounts for Cloud computing and mobile connectivity.

This architectural approach reflects the service models of the cloud computing model, taking advantage of software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), andiInfrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371