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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

The operations domain

The operations domain provides life cycle management of the control domain. The scope of management includes device grouping, authenticating and provisioning the devices for service, configuring them (including ongoing updates and applications), and monitoring changing conditions in devices for health, security, and remediation (including retirement).

As you might expect, the components underlying the operations domain overlap heavily with the control domain since many of the operations are pushed to the devices. We will illustrate this in the shaded area of the following diagram:

Management of millions of devices is possible today. The devices managed might have varying hardware, software, and messaging protocol characteristics. Identification, logging, and management of devices occurs in the cloud gateway or in an on-premises gateway if the backend infrastructure is not located in the public cloud.

Key management functions that should be provided, and that you should...