This high-level overview and architecture focuses what IoT can bring to the oil and gas industry, or most any field, and how to get started.
Deployment of IoT-based smart energy solutions results in better field communication, reduced costs of maintenance, real-time monitoring, digital oil field infrastructure, reduced power consumption, mine automation, greater safety and security of assets, and thus higher productivity.
IoT will improve energy efficiency, remote monitoring and control of physical assets, and productivity through applications as diverse as home security to condition monitoring on the factory floor.
A typical reference architecture is depicted here for Oil and Gas Industry leveraging Microsoft Azure:
Two important aspects that need to be considered when architecting an IoT solution are scalability and security. The IoT solution should be scalable to support unpredictable traffic surge while security is important at the device level to ensure it is hack-proofed. Azure IoT Hub provides the reliability to secure the connection between device and cloud and vice-versa, but scalability has to be implemented at the architecture level.
This article was originally posted on DZone.com
Rekha Kodali, Practice Head - MS Practice, Wipro
Rekha’s core competency, accumulated over 22 years of professional experience, include enterprise architecture and Microsoft technologies. She has designed large solutions based on a multitude of technologies and acquired various industry recognized certifications.