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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

International consortia and emerging standards

As you saw in the previous chapter, there are multiple consortia defining many aspects of IIoT today, especially in newer areas such as how IIoT devices communicate and are discovered. At the time of writing, there were still consortia being formed or realigning and/or changing names.

For example, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) had become the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and grown to over 300 members. OCF members were developing a specification, an open reference implementation (IoTivity), and a certification program.

The Object Management Group (OMG) efforts extended to several areas relevant for IIoT projects. Standards were proposed for the Data Distribution Service (DDS), Threat Modeling, a Structured Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM), a Unified Component Model (UCM) for distributed real-time and embedded systems, automated quality characteristic measures, and the Interactive Flow Modeling Language (IFML).

We introduced the IIC...