Welcome to the OpenFog Consortium blog. Our members represent some of the leading thinkers in fog computing, and we hope you enjoy some of their unique insights. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only and reflects the viewpoints of the individual author contributors.

April 12, 2017


By Brett Murphy, co-Chair, OpenFog Software Infrastructure Workgroup and Director of Business Development, Industrial Internet of Things, Real-Time Innovations   Fog computing is getting more popular and is breaking ground as a concept for deploying the Industrial IoT. Fog computing is defined by the OpenFog Consortium as “a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and…  Read More


March 7, 2017

Traffic Congestion Use Case

Traffic congestion is such a severe and growing problem that it has the potential to paralyze major cities, choking off growth and prosperity. Some cities are taking what commuters may consider drastic and expensive measures, like expanding toll roads or restricting the number of license plates issued. The open architecture of fog computing gives municipalities…  Read More


January 20, 2017

A plain language post about fog computing (that anyone can understand)

By Guest Blogger Sara Kubik   Is fog on the ground? Or can fog be on the ground AND in the clouds? Just when you got used to the term “Cloud Computing”, we now have “Fog Computing”. Hang on! Before you bounce, let me explain how this is important for lawyers (or others that are…  Read More


January 4, 2017

No tiptoeing around it: Fog is roaring in

by Lynne Canavan, Executive Director, OpenFog Consortium. The fog comes on little cat feet.  It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.  - Carl Sandburg, 1916 One hundred years later, fog is making a much more dramatic and lasting impression in today's digital world.  BI Intelligence forecasts that 5.8…  Read More


December 9, 2016

OpenFog's One Year Anniversary

Rhonda Dirvin, Board Director for founding member ARM, discusses the progress of OpenFog and the priorities for 2017 around testbeds and delivery of the reference architecture.  Read her full blog. Note: this link will take you to the ARM website.  Read More


December 8, 2016

Out of the Fog: Viewpoint from Cisco

Anuj Jain, Director of the Strategic Innovation Group, Corporate Strategic Office at Cisco, discusses fog computing in smart cities and autonomous vehicles - and why it's important to have open, interoperable and secure systems.  Listen to the 7-minute video on YouTube.  Read More


December 8, 2016

Chairman's viewpoint: It's been a very good year

Fog computing is gaining traction across industries and academia, and across the world.  In just one year, the OpenFog Consortium has grown from six founding members to 53 members in 15 countries—and still counting! But it’s not just this flood of interest that is impressive—it’s the work our members are doing together to accelerate fog…  Read More


December 8, 2016

Out of the Fog: Viewpoint from Dell

Brent Hodges, IoT Planning and Product Strategy executive at Dell, discusses the market need for fog computing and why Dell became a founder of the OpenFog Consortium in this 3 1/2 minute video.  Read More


December 1, 2016

Can we talk about fog computing?

by Phil Hummel, Data Scientist, Dell EMC   Can we talk about fog computing? It turns out that we can, but it may be a little “foggy” for some. Take for instance the recent Ask Me Anything that the OpenFog Consortium held on Many of the questions that were asked by the Reddit community were trying to…  Read More


November 21, 2016

Fog computing: The next chapter

by Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, Inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Director of Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University and founding member, OpenFog Consortium   Exactly one year ago on this day, OpenFog Consortium was born. As a new nonprofit with a global footprint, the Consortium rapidly grew…  Read More


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