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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

Asset Performance Management (APM)

APM applications can be delivered via public cloud (SaaS) or can be for on-premises use. In this context, APM will stand for Asset Performance Management, another common use of the term APM in the field of information technology and systems management. This term implies Application Performance Management. In that context, APM monitors and manages the performance and availability of software applications. APM's goal is to help detect and diagnose performance problems in complex application and software platform. This in turn helps maintain an expected level of service or the service level agreement (SLA) by the software services provider. We will not use APM in that context in this book.

APM is a set of applications that generally provide a capability for asset health maintenance, where an asset is typically a physical device or a machine, in an industrial setting. Examples of such assets can be wind turbines operating in a wind farm or locomotives for transportation...