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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

FOG COMPUTING: IT COMPUTE STACKS MEET OPEN ARCHITECTURE CONTROL

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 30, 2017

The OpenFog Reference Architecture: a Roundtable discussion on what it is, and why it matters

The OpenFog Consortium published the OpenFog Reference Architecture in February 2017.  A few of our Working Group co-chairs took time from their busy schedules to sit down with Embedded Computing Design magazine to talk about this work, and why it matters.  Here's what they had to say.  Read More

 

March 7, 2017

Traffic Surveillance Fog 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

 

March 7, 2017

Traffic Congestion Fog 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

 

February 28, 2017

Video Surveillance Fog Use Case

Surveillance and security cameras are being deployed worldwide in record numbers in order to ensure the security and safety of materials, people, and places. These surveillance devices are generating massive amounts of data, with a single camera generating in excess of one terabyte of data per day.  This data must be analyzed in real time in…  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 18, 2017

Top 10 myths of fog computing

Like any emerging technology, fog computing comes with its share of hype and misperceptions.  To set the record straight, the OpenFog Consortium takes on the top 10 myths of fog computing.   Myth #1. Fog and edge are the same thing. Fog computing and edge computing are closely related concepts, but they are not synonyms.…  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 12, 2016

Top 5 technical reasons why the IoT needs fog computing

Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and services of computing and control, storage, networking and communications closer to the data sources.  Through the fog-to-things continuum, fog computing can solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with next generation networks that will utilize the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud networking is…  Read More

 

December 12, 2016

Top 5 business reasons why the IoT needs fog computing

The IoT is a giant network of connected things:  Billions and billions of devices that stream terabytes of data between people and things, and things to things. In many industries - discrete and process manufacturing, power and energy, utilities, connected cars, transportation, connected cities – IoT is propelling economic growth through new business models and…  Read More

 

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