Design Principles - IoT Lens

Design Principles

In addition to the overall Well-Architected Framework cost optimization design principles, there is one design principle for cost optimization for IoT in the cloud:

  • Manage manufacturing cost tradeoffs: Business partnering criteria, hardware component selection, firmware complexity, and distribution requirements all play a role in manufacturing cost. Minimizing that cost helps determine whether a product can be brought to market successfully over multiple product generations. However, taking shortcuts in the selection of your components and manufacturer can increase downstream costs. For example, partnering with a reputable manufacturer helps minimize downstream hardware failure and customer support cost. Selecting a dedicated crypto component can increase bill of material (BOM) cost, but reduce downstream manufacturing and provisioning complexity, since the part may already come with an onboard private key and certificate.