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.

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


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


November 8, 2016

Out of the Fog: Viewpoint from Founding Member ARM

Rhonda Dirvin, Director of IoT Verticals at ARM, discusses the advantages of fog computing and the work of the OpenFog Consortium.  View the video on YouTube.  Read More


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