Internet of Things (IoT) Reference Architecture
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to converge internet of thing devices with corporate it solutions, teams require a reference architecture for the internet of things (iot). the reference architecture must include devices, server-side capabilities, and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices. a reference architecture should provide architects and developers of iot projects with an effective starting point that addresses major iot project and system requirements.
a high-level iot reference architecture may include the following layers (see figure 1):
- external communications - web/portal, dashboard, apis
- event processing and analytics (including data storage)
- aggregation / bus layer – esb and message broker
- device communications
cross-‐cutting layers include:
- device and application management
- identity and access management
a more detailed architecture component description can be found in the iot reference architecture white paper .
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