A Practical Guide for IoT Solution Architects: Architecting secure, agile, economical, highly available, well performing IoT ecosystems
This book was written to guide solution architects and designers who want to understand the architectural rigour for IoT solutions in an easy, effective, and clear way. Reading this book can help you understand the key challenges and practical resolutions in IoT solution architectures broadly without going too much into the details. Each chapter focuses on the key methodical aspects that form the framing scope for this book; namely, security, availability, performance, agility, and cost-effectiveness. While authoring this book, I conducted a comprehensive review of the practical industry-based publications on IoT. Through my findings, I concluded that there was a tremendous need for secure, agile, highly-available, well-performing and cost-effective IoT systems. I found out that the contemporary issues in the literature and associated media mainly revolve around the five topics, which comprise the key business concerns; namely, security, availability, performance, agility, and cost-effectiveness. In this book, I will use these five key points as the use cases of effective and efficient IoT solutions.The book also provides useful definitions, a brief practical background on IoT, and a concise guiding chapter on solution architecture development. The content is mainly practical; hence, it can be applied or be a supplemental input to the architectural projects at hand. Supplemented by a succinct list of key points to take away, I provided 50 key action points which can be applied to the IoT solution architecture projects.This book is not only intended for IoT solution architects; it can also be beneficial for other information technology architects producing IoT solutions, enterprise architects who want to understand the IoT solution development in large organisations, and other IT professionals who wish to become IoT solution architects to produce solutions in IoT ecosystems. As such, this book covers architectural breadth rather than specialist-level depth for IoT ecosystem building.