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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

Chapter 2: The "I" in IoT – IoT Connectivity

Connectivity plays an important role in the internet of things (IoT)—without connectivity, it would not be called IoT, being called something else.

In this chapter, we will cover different topics around IoT connectivity. There is a huge number of different IoT connectivity technologies available on the market, hence we thought that it would be difficult and boring to delve deep into each connectivity option available. We followed another approach to tackle this challenge—we will start by exploring some of the important concepts regarding networking and connectivity in general, such as network topologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model, radio, wired versus wireless networks, network performance metrics, and many other concepts that are required to understand different IoT connectivity options. We will also look at the different...