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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


This chapter served as an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts we will discuss in the book and provides you with some background if you are new to the Industrial Internet. After reading this chapter, you should now understand how the Industrial Internet evolved from the Industrial Revolution and why organizations are investing in IIoT solutions. You should have also gained a better understanding of some of the challenges to prepare for in the deployment of IIoT solutions. This chapter also explained the roles and responsibilities of the various architects and tied this to their professional development paths.

We'll continue our journey in the next chapter by further exploring how various roles will interact and how we can begin to define our Industrial Internet architecture in a way that will ultimately lead to a viable project. You will also learn about different architecture viewpoints and their impact on the design of your overall IIoT solution.