Chapter 2. IoT Network Architecture and Design

Imagine that one day you decide to build a house. You drive over to the local construction supply store and try to figure out what materials you will need. You buy the lumber, nails and screws, cement mix for the foundation, roofing materials, and so on. A truck comes by and drops off all the materials at the site of your future home. You stare at the piles of materials sitting on what you hope will one day become your front lawn and realize you have no idea where to start. Something important is missing: You don’t have architectural plans for the new house! Unfortunately, your plans to build a beautiful new home will have to wait until you get the help of an architect.

As most home builders know, ...

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