Your IoT systems need reliable, safe and secure data transport, as well as ways to manage and deploy your devices.

A successful deployment of your IoT system thus needs more than just devices with Internet access - you need to consider your platform and architecture.

IoT ecosystem
This is essential for the maintainability, reliability and scalability of your system. But more importantly, by relying on a reference architecture it is possible for outsiders to understand your system. And thereby to obtain a higher interoperability, which enables others to use your data. I.e. to become part of the IoT ecosystem.

IoT architecture
The Nordic IoT Centre can help your company with the design and implementation of the area between data collection and data analysis.

Our access to knowledge about platforms and architectures help you design, develop and implement smooth and secure operations while maintaining scalability.

Your IoT architecture must address different aspects.

But the most important point is that it can provide a system segmentation that enables modular development and a common understanding, which allows standardised building blocks to be used in the design.

Each layer in the standard IoT architecture is concerned with specific capabilities (see figure below).

A well-designed architecture addresses each layer in isolation and together.

This service consists of a structured process where requirements are identified, the architecture is defined, and the platform is implemented.

Our process addresses the following aspects of a proper system design:

How to ensure that your system and infrastructure grows with you and your customers, while maintaining control over cost and performance.
How to make sure your current and future devices interact with existing and future systems within your environment.
How to configure, deploy and control your devices easily.
How to add new functionalities or new devices to your system without disrupting existing services and configurations.
How to implement and design your system to ensure that your infrastructure and connected devices are maintained.
How to make sure that your system performs correctly in your environment.
How to design the system in such a way that the infrastructure and backend are secure according to existing standards and that they maintain the necessary privacy for the collected and processed data.
How to ensure the correct performance of the system as a whole with respect to runtime and given hardware and software constraints.
How to design and implement your system in such a way that faults are mitigated according to the availability class required. But more importantly, the reference architecture also describes the different roles and responsibilities your company must provide in order to succeed with your IoT product.
The international standard for the IoT reference architectures is the ISO/IEC 30141: The nordic IoT centre participates in writing this standard.

By doing this, we can evaluate if your system architecture is alligned with the concept in the standard, or what types of modules you are missing in the system architecture.

The Nordic IoT Centre also offers test facilities to assess the quality of your IoT platform and architecture, evaluation IoT specific performance criterias and objectives.

A successful deployment of your IoT solution

A reliable, safe and secure data transport

To manage and deploy your devices

To navigate the design and implementation of the area between data collection and data analysis

To design, develop and implement smooth and secure operations while maintaining scalability.

Alexandre Alapetite

Principal Software Solutions Architect
Alexandra Institute



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