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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 6: Understanding IoT Device Management

IoT device management is such an essential IoT service that you'd find it hard to find a large-scale and production-grade IoT solution that doesn't use it.

In large-scale IoT solutions, you need to have full control and management over deployed IoT devices, which are typically in the thousands or even millions. If you don't have an efficient way to manage and control that fleet of devices, then many issues can affect your IoT business – operational, support, bad customer experience, and security issues, to mention just a few.

An IoT device management capability offers a broad spectrum of functionalities that will support any IoT solution, such as device provisioning and authentication, device configuration and control, device monitoring, device diagnostics and troubleshooting, and firmware and software updates and maintenance.

In Chapter 1, Introduction to the IoT – The Big Picture, we explained the...