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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


We looked at the processes and the considerations of the assessment of the Industrial Internet applications. The architects need to look at the available options for the application infrastructure, platform, and the application capabilities. If the application is delivered as SaaS, then it minimizes the investigation for the underlying tiers, namely PaaS and the IaaS, since the SaaS provider makes those determinations. If the SaaS capabilities do not suffice for all the functional requirements, then the robustness and capabilities of the PaaS become important so that features to bridge the gaps can be built on it. Selecting an Industrial Internet applications provider who can help meet most of the broad buckets of capabilities, namely platform, APM, smart manufacturing, and field services application, helps reduce the excessive cost on the systems integration by the end user company.

The next chapter will focus on the information domain and include the data and the analytics architecture...