The Internet of Things connected all of kinds intelligent devices, such as mobile devices, sensors, machines or vehicles with each other and with the cloud computing. Analysis of the IoT data offers many opportunities for companies, as they can make faster decisions, optimize business processes or develop new applications and even restructure business models. This has the enormous potential of Internet of Things that is virtually present in every industry, including energy, retail, healthcare, financial services, transportation and manufacturing.
The Internet of Things has changed the dimensions of traditional Business IT. To tap the potential need for a highly scalable and reliable IT Infrastructure, they should be on standardized components and open protocols and include the three layer Devices, Controllers and Data Center or the Cloud solutions.
The growth is a positive sign for all industry, but however, we cannot ignore the sheer size and the public nature of the Internet of Things, which will bring great challenges. Network and system architects need to optimize the IT infrastructure to meet the higher requirements of the IoT in terms of scalability, reliability and security. IoT based applications and automated business processes make high demands on the availability of the system. Many intelligent systems are used for mission critical applications where system downtime leads to decreased productivity.
Intelligent IT solutions such as Red Hat technologies are based on things to meet the requirements of IoT based systems for scalability, reliability and security. The solutions are based on a hierarchical model with device layer (Edge Nodes), control layer (controller gateway) and Data Center Tier or Cloud layer. Here come standardized protocols and components for use.
The device layer involving a variety of intelligent terminals that includes mobile devices, wearable gadgets, sensors, control and regulation devices, autonomous machines and appliances, etc… The communication between the devices and the control or checkpoints is based on standard network protocols, either wired or wireless. The forwarding of the raw data and the exchange of control information is based on open messaging standards.