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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By : Mohamed Abdelaziz
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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions.

By: Mohamed Abdelaziz

Overview of this book

With the rising demand for and recent enhancements in IoT, a developer with sound knowledge of IoT is the need of the hour. This book will help you design, build, and operate large-scale E2E IoT solutions to transform your business and products, increase revenue, and reduce operational costs. Starting with an overview of how IoT technologies can help you solve your business problems, this book will be a useful guide to helping you implement end-to-end IoT solution architecture. You'll learn to select IoT devices; real-time operating systems; IoT Edge covering Edge location, software, and hardware; and the best IoT connectivity for your IoT solution. As you progress, you'll work with IoT device management, IoT data analytics, IoT platforms, and put these components to work as part of your IoT solution. You'll also be able to build IoT backend cloud from scratch by leveraging the modern app architecture paradigms and cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices. Finally, you'll discover best practices for different operational excellence pillars, including high availability, resiliency, reliability, security, cost optimization, and high performance, which should be applied for large-scale production-grade IoT solutions. By the end of this IoT book, you'll be confident in designing, building, and operating IoT solutions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Anatomy of IoT
Section 2: The IoT Backend (aka the IoT Cloud)
Section 3: IoT Application Architecture Paradigms and IoT Operational Excellence

The book's strategy

This section of this chapter is mainly to draw your attention to the philosophy or strategy that we will follow and use throughout this book:

  • IoT ecosystems and technologies are so massive, and many technologies, solutions, and vendors are available for each IoT solution layer, from devices, sensors, and the edge to the IoT Cloud. Therefore, in this book, we will explain the concepts, and then we will explain the different options available. Finally, to be practical and pragmatic, we might go into the details of one, and only one, of a specific type of technology, solution, or vendor to show real examples where applicable.
  • There are many IoT platforms available on the market, as we will explain in a later chapter. We will use one of those IoT platforms, which is the AWS IoT platform, and other AWS services that are related to building an E2E IoT solution. However, and as explained in the previous principle, the book will also touch upon other platforms if needed. For example, if a specific feature or service is not provided by AWS IoT and is provided by another platform, then we will cover that feature using the other IoT platform that provides the service.
  • The book is basically for IoT solution architects and designers to design and build production-grade, large-scale IoT solutions, so we will not be able to go over some of the topics that will be covered in this book, such as connectivity, sensors, and devices, in-depth as they will require a dedicated book(s) in order to be covered in full. Having said that, the book will explain the concepts and some details that an IoT architect or designer should know about and understand when designing a complete E2E production-grade, large-scale IoT solution.

For example, when we discuss the IoT cellular connectivity option, we will not delve deep into how it works in terms of radio access networks, telecommunication core networks, and so on. We will instead explain the concepts to some degree so that you understand at a high level how such types of connectivity work and how you can use them as part of your IoT solution blueprint.