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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

An IoT device management overview

Managing and controlling remote-connected devices is not a new concept; our mobile phone devices, for example, are remotely managed. With mobile phones, whether they are smart or non-smart, mobile operators can push some configurations to the end user's mobile phone device through an SMS bearer, for example, to configure the mobile phone's internet access point or any other features in the device. Mobile operators or administrators can also manage the whole mobile device of the end user remotely.

So, the concept is not new, but IoT brings some challenges to that concept, such as the largescale (that is, a massive number of connected IoT devices that need to be managed), lowpower (that is, the devices are in sleep or deep-sleep mode most of the time, so devices are not on or connected most of the time), and lowcost of IoT devices (that is, the devices are constrained and limited in resources).

Conceptually, and from a solution point...