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Why we need Clustering for IoT Gateways?

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posted Feb 11, 2019 by Rashmi V

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One of the biggest challenges for a large scale IoT solution, that uses a gateway, is the continuous availability of the gateway, without any downtime and security breaches. An ideal scalable solution would be to deploy many gateways in the IoT network and to enable a peer-to-peer connectivity between those gateways, a concept similar to cloud networks. This constitutes an IoT Gateway Clustering. For example: In the case of an industrial plant, data generated from different IoT devices can be very high. (Know about the role of the Universal gateway in Building Automation). IoT gateways can provide a secure connection between cloud and devices for data storage and analysis. To ensure high availability of gateways, all the gateways can be enabled to communicate with each other through a common communication bus. At eInfochips, we term it as CIBTM (Communication Interface Bus) – a combination of multiple OT (Operational Technology) buses that results in a cluster of gateways. Know more on IoT gateway clustering.

answer Feb 12, 2019 by Lakshmi L Menda