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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 viewpoints

Many disciplines and viewpoints need to be considered in architecting an IIoT solution, and the various stakeholders from each viewpoint can have intertwining concerns spanning the lifetime of the system.

Let's discuss the following typical viewpoints and how they interact with each other:

  • Business viewpoint
  • Usage viewpoint
  • Functional viewpoint
  • Implementation viewpoint

The business viewpoint maps business strategy to capabilities and identifies opportunities to achieve additional value thru IIoT. The business viewpoint identifies the capabilities that become the driver for the usage viewpoint, which deals with how the system is used. The usage viewpoint guides the life cycle of the project, including design, development, implementation, deployment, and the sustaining engineering. The functional viewpoint defines what the system does, and breaks it down into its functional components. Finally, the implementation viewpoint determines and defines the technologies and components...