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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Networking considerations

IIoT systems rely on data-sharing mechanisms between the things, the Internet, and industrial systems, and can encompass a multitude of connectivity technologies and standards. These technologies are often optimized for domain-specific use cases; however. IT networks were intended to support business applications, and to connect client or middleware to server (or server to server to) support business processes spanning organizational units. Networks do not generally embed technologies that generate data for the enterprise. OT networks were largely self-contained environments designed for factory and process automation. Prior to the IoT, the two networks were completely segregated. The challenge in IIoT is to develop ...

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