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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

Maturing IIoT frameworks and applications

In Chapter 5, Assessing Industrial Internet Applications, we described some considerations regarding applications and emerging frameworks. As this book was being published, industrial providers of applications and public Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) were continuing to develop frameworks of components useful in developing these applications, along with new IIoT applications. While some of the industrial providers initially focused on deploying their applications and frameworks to their own clouds, there appears to be movement by many of these companies to redeploy their offerings upon public clouds, leveraging the significant investments in infrastructure and aggressive pricing provided by leading CSPs.

The major CSPs (such as AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, and others) continue to extend functionality of components in their IIoT frameworks. Some have created applications development workspaces focused on broad areas with preconfigured...