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Diving into IoT: What Works for Your Business?

July 08, 2019 / Volodymyr Fedak

As companies take advantage of emerging IoT use cases, they face connectivity, data volume, and security challenges that affect network and system architecture. Choosing the right architecture at the lowest cost depends on a combination of factors, including. When it comes to IoT, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The optimal architecture varies depending on use case. What kind of architecture is right for your solution? In general, IoT architectures can be broken down into three categories: two-tier, three-tier, and four-tier. Two-tier is the simplest, least costly IoT architecture, consisting of a tier of IoT devices generating data, which is then processed and analyzed in a public or private cloud tier. This works well for small deployments of up to a few hundred IoT devices in one or a few nearby locations. In most cases the devices are stationary, and real- or near-real time analysis is not required.