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.

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


November 8, 2016

Out of the Fog: Viewpoint from Founding Member Microsoft

Matt Vasey, Director of IoT Business Development at Microsoft, discusses the importance of fog computing and why Microsoft is a founding member of the OpenFog Consortium.  View it on YouTube.  Read More


November 7, 2016

Top 5 Ways Fog Computing Can Make IoT More Secure

The October attack by 500,000 IoT devices that brought down the Dyn servers via a distributed-denial-of-service approach is the first of its kind, but it likely won’t be the last.  The billions of connected devices need to be protected – and to in turn protect – the systems to which they are connected. IoT environments…  Read More


August 15, 2016

OpenFog Consortium is picking up steam

by Helder Antunes, Chairman, OpenFog Consortium and Senior Director, Corporate Technology Group at Cisco Last November, I was proud to represent Cisco as we joined with five other founding companies and academic organizations to form the OpenFog Consortium. We knew the time was right to accelerate the deployment of fog technologies in the Internet of Things…  Read More


April 12, 2016

Fog is spreading

By Lynne Canavan Executive Director, OpenFog Consortium [clear] Growing up, I spent my summers in a small cottage on the coast of Maine.  I knew all about fog – all types of fog.  Sometimes the fog would gradually drift in.  At other times, thick fogbanks descended quickly, obliterating everything in sight.  Fog was inevitable. Unstoppable. …  Read More


March 28, 2016

Beyond M2M: Breaking down data silos to enable the Digital Enterprise

By Steve Jennis First generation M2M systems are running up against limitations when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT requires an infrastructure that enables a digital enterprise by supporting ubiquitous, yet secure, data accessibility, system-wide interoperability and composability.  Read More


March 23, 2016

The CEAL of Fog

By Dr. Mung Chiang Fog networking is an architecture that uses one or a collaborative multitude of end-user clients or near-user edge devices to carry out a substantial amount of storage, communication and management. “Architecture” allocates functionalities. “Engineering artifacts” that may use fog architectures include 5G, cyber physical systems, edge big data, and the Internet of Things.  Read More


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