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.

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


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


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