Federated Multi-Tenant Service Architecture for an Internet of Things
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Thing-to-Thing Research Group                                 M. Burgess
Internet-Draft                                    Independent Researcher
Intended status: Informational                              H. Wildfeuer
Expires: May 21, 2017                                              Cisco
                                                       November 17, 2016

 Federated Multi-Tenant Service Architecture for an Internet of Things
                     draft-t2trg-iot-workspaces-00

Abstract

   This draft describes architectural recommendations for a unified
   concept of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, based on tried and
   tested principles from infrastructure science.  We describe a
   functional service architecture that may be applied in the manner of
   a platform, from the smallest scale to the largest scale, using
   vendor agnostic principles.  The current draft is rooted in the
   principles of Promise Theory[Bergstra1] and voluntary cooperation.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements and Promises Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definitions and concepts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Device interconnection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Federation of agency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  Tenancy and separation of concerns  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Proximity of services to location-sensitive Things  . . .   8
   6.  The concept of workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  Workspaces and namespaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Workspaces promises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.3.  Workspaces as resource clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.4.  Workspace maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Generic Promise-Oriented Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.1.  Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     7.2.  Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.3.  Promises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.4.  Agents and their promises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.5.  Standard promises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.6.  Contextual policy-based adaptation  . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.7.  Change of policy (system intent)  . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.8.  Separation of concerns versus timescales  . . . . . . . .  15
     7.9.  Device roles per workspace or region  . . . . . . . . . .  16
     7.10. Connectivity and Network Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   9.  Summary and Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   12. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

1.  Introduction

   The scenario we call the Internet of Things (IoT) is an inflection
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