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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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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

Use cases within industry vertical

Before investigating use cases in some detail that include manufacturing or that cross several industries, let's have a quick look at use cases within industry verticals commonly associated with Industrial Internet applications. We'll look at use cases in agribusiness, alternative energy and environmental control, construction, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and CPGs, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and healthcare, and utility companies.

Many of these are deployed using cloud-based solutions as backends. Architectures deployed within these use cases will be like the architecture outlined earlier in the book, using reference architectures from the major CSPs or Industrial Internet solutions providers, combined with custom development and the deployment of edge devices and sensors.

Use cases in agribusiness

Agribusiness includes farming and the companies that provide fertilizers, seeds, equipment, and transportation and facilitate...