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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

Chapter 2. Architectural Approaches for Success

The previous chapter discussed the historical foundations and evolution of IIoT from the Industrial Revolution. We looked at the challenges as well as the reasons driving companies to invest in IIoT solutions. We looked at the various roles and their respective responsibilities, as IIoT solutions get designed and rolled out. In this chapter, we'll delve deeper into the IIoT architect's role and cover the following topics:

  • How different viewpoints impact the architecture and design of the IIoT system
  • Various architectural patterns and concerns
  • How the design process flows from ideation to PoC to deployment
  • Security concerns for each viewpoint and their impact on the system