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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


This chapter described linking the business and usage requirements gathered earlier with a functional viewpoint. You should now understand the functionality provided in the control, operations, information, application, and business domains. As we described the functionality, we provided guidance regarding the components in our solution that will be part of each domain and aligned the domains to the capabilities needed in our supply chain optimization project.

You should now also understand what an agile development environment is and why it is a preferred methodology in Industrial Internet projects. We described some of the approaches used to ensure that rapid delivery of solution increments occurs.

Now, it is time to turn our attention to the implementation viewpoint and architecture patterns. In the next chapter, we'll look at evaluating Industrial Internet applications to speed development and deployment of solutions. We'll describe their promise, what they are capable of, and...