OpenFog Reference Architecture White Paper

This white paper outlines the OpenFog Consortium’s approach to an open fog computing architecture (OpenFog architecture).  It provides an overview of fog computing, four industry scenarios, details on the eight pillars in an OpenFog architecture, and a glossary of important fog computing terms.  The eight pillars of an OpenFog architecture described in this paper are:  Security; Scalability; Open; Autonomy; Programmability; RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability); Agility; and Hierarchy.

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