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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

Connectivity concepts

Let's go through a list of different concepts that will help us explain the different IoT connectivity options that we will discuss in this chapter.

Basic network components

If you have two computing devices or nodes such as a computer, printer, or server and they need to talk to each other, you simply connect those devices directly, either by a wire/cable or wirelessly (through radio waves, as we will explain later in this chapter). Each device should have a network interface card (NIC) or a modem that will be responsible for sending data (in the case of a sender device) or receiving data (in the case of a receiver device). Before sending data that is in binary format (that is, 0s and 1s) via a transmission medium such as cables (such as twisted-pair cables, coaxial cables, and optical fiber cables) or through a wireless medium such as radio waves, you will need to encode or convert the data into a format that is understood by the transmission medium...