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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

IoT edge

In Chapter 1, Introduction to the IoT – The Big Picture, we briefly talked about the IoT edge and why we need an IoT edge cloud. In this chapter, we will dive deeper into the IoT edge cloud in terms of IoT edge location, hardware, and software.

IoT edge – location

The location where edge devices will be located is very important. The closer an edge device is to IoT endpoint devices or the source of the data, the more benefits you will get, such as very low latency and responsiveness.

The connectivity options used in an IoT solution play a critical role in choosing an edge location, as explained in Chapter 2, The "I" in IoT - IoT Connectivity. The communication range of the connectivity option used is what determines the location of the edge device – for example, some of the connectivity options we discussed in Chapter 2, The "I" in IoT - IoT Connectivity have a very limited range. In this case, the edge has to be very close...