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What is IOx?

Cisco IOx brings together Cisco IOS, the industry-leading networking operating system, and Linux, the leading open source platform. Because Linux-based applications can run on Cisco devices in the Cisco IOx framework, businesses can bring their own applications and interfaces to the network. Cisco IOx offers developers a way to create IoT applications such as data aggregation, control systems, and access control and have them run on edge network devices. Businesses in manufacturing, transportation, energy, and beyond can now harness the value in the Internet of Things.

Cisco IOx Overview

How does IOx work?

IOx works by hosting applications in a Guest Operating System (GOS) running in a hypervisor directly on the Connected Grid Router (CGR). This allows you to run your Python or even compiled code where it matters most: at the network edge. By default, the CGR comes packaged with Yocto Linux, but you can replace that image with your own Operating System.

Cisco IOx App Hosting Overview

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