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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

Architectural framework

Architectural framework IIoT systems comprise connected systems of machines, or industrial systems, exchanging data, analysis, and actions to improve production and performance, and reduce defects or failures. Vast quantities of data are collected, analyzed, and transmitted at a rapid rate to consuming systems or components, where further analysis and actions may occur. An architectural framework therefore becomes necessary to guide the design of the system and ensure all stakeholders' expectations are considered. Specific concerns of each stakeholder are described and organized into appropriate types of models (model kind). The various model kinds of each viewpoint are consolidated and organized, while resolving concerns, into an architectural view for the respective viewpoints. The architectural views of the various viewpoints in turn form the architecture framework:

Figure 2.1: Architectural framework 

As there are many factors for system architects to consider...