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Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything by Francis daCosta

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Foreword

With the rise of machines talking with machines in the Internet of Things, a new category of applications will demand evolutionary changes in the infrastructure of networks. Traditional networks were built to keep the enterprise at the center, resulting in star topologies and round-trip communications from edge devices to the servers at the center of the network. The Internet was similarly designed around information at the center of the network connected to people at the edges.

But machines are different from people, with different communications needs. Machines operate more independently in real-time and their actions affect the physical world immediately. Feedback and control of these local actions is critical for top performance ...

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