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

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CHAPTER 2

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Anatomy of the Internet of Things

It may appear to be a daunting task to engineer a new networking architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT). Yet nothing less than a completely new approach is needed. The Internet of Things environment is so different, and the devices to be connected so varied, that there has never been a networking challenge quite like it since the origin of what is now called the Internet.

In developing this new architecture for the Internet of Things, key lessons have been drawn from the development of the traditional Internet and other transformational technologies to provide some basic guiding principles:

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