Fog Computing

Fog Computing Leading the Conversation

Cloud services have been touted as being responsible for the incredulous rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, numerous people and organizations use smart interconnected devices in their day-to-day operations. 

Unbelievably, the concept of M2M (machine to machine) has existed for more than a decade. However, most organizations never bothered to check out and unleash the technology's power. 

M2M has the power to provide insightful takes on data. The key issue was how the technology would have meshed with prevailing infrastructure. We've only just recently unlocked the potential thanks to the fact that our current technology has been able to scale up to handle the bulk of the data. Cloud computing has been right at the heart of the equation. 

The roles of cloud computing and fog computing in the Internet of Things revolution

Grazed from Yahoo. Author: Andrew Meola.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to transform how we live our lives, but all of the added convenience and increased efficiency comes at a cost. The IoT is generating an unprecedented amount of data, which in turn puts a tremendous strain on the Internet infrastructure. As a result, companies are working to find ways to alleviate that pressure and solve the data problem.

Cloud computing will be a major part of that, especially by making all of the connected devices work together. But there are some significant differences between cloud computing and the Internet of Things that will play out in the coming years as we generate more and more data. Below, we've outlined the differences between the cloud and the IoT, detailed the role of cloud computing in the IoT, and explained "fog computing," the next evolution of cloud computing...

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Fog and Cloud Computing: Working Together

Grazed from RTInsights. Author: Carlos Aragon.

As with many things in life, the key is finding the balance. Fog computing aims to resolve some of the challenges of cloud computing by reducing latency, optimizing WAN bandwidth consumption, strengthening security, and improving redundancy and availability. That being said, it isn’t a panacea—there are many scenarios where cloud computing remains the better solution and both cloud and fog architectures are needed to deliver the best solution.

Just as not all clouds are made equal, not all fogs are made equal. Abuse of the term “cloud” has led people to believe that there is only one cloud, when in reality there is a myriad of clouds, one per application, because the cloud is not only defined by the server or networking technologies, but also by the interfaces and APIs used by the applications...

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Cloud Computing: Why Fog Computing is the Killer App for the IoT

Grazed from RTInsights. Author: Carlos Aragon.

The speed at which technology evolves these days is amazing. Although we are still in the middle of the cloud revolution, suddenly a new networking paradigm has appeared: fog computing. And it seems to be a key component of another popular trend, The Internet of Things (IoT), or as we prefer to call it, the Internet of Everything.

A Little Bit of History

The evolution from cloud to fog computing shares similarities with the history of computing itself. Just as computers evolved from bulky mainframes to personal computers as processing power and local storage became smaller and more affordable, networking and applications that started with a centralized model have also evolved...

Fog Computing Will Trend Upwards With IoT Innovation

Grazed from CloudWedge. Author: Editorial Staff.

We often hear a lot about Cloud Computing in the tech world, but Fog Computing is real trend that is starting to take hold. So what exactly is Fog Computing? Think about the way cloud computing has abstracted computing resources such as compute, storage and bandwidth. Fog Computing exists on the outer edges of the cloud and its main purpose is to interact with IoT devices.

When you explain Fog Computing as existing on the outer edges of the cloud, its important to realize that Fog Computing is part of the cloud itself; just a more streamlined version of a cloud resource that specifically exists to rapidly interact with other devices in the cloud. Think about the inevitable cloud connected, driverless cars of the future. How will those cars communicate with each other?...

Internet of Things and Fog Computing

Grazed from SysConMedia.  Author: Srinivasan Sundara Rajan.

IoT May Over Whelm Cloud: The potential adoption of the Internet of Things in industries like manufacturing, healthcare will definitely bring much needed automation and agility into the operations, but if they are not  properly planned out these initiatives may lead into an explosion of data whose magnitude will  simply derail the whole initiative or result in a huge cost of operations that will out smart  the benefits they bring in.

As I mentioned in my last article, the concept of Fog Computing (which is term coined by CISCO) is more of an EDGE computing where by much of data analytics and decision making are happening to a location much closer to its source, leaving only certain kind of decision making  to centralized cloud location...

Fog Computing Aims to Reduce Processing Burden of Cloud Systems

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Jeff Burt.
Cisco Systems officials have spent much of the year talking about extending the cloud with "the fog."  In January, the networking giant introduced its fog computing vision, the idea of bringing cloud computing capabilities—from applications and data analytics to processing, networking and storage—to the edge of the network, closer to the rapidly growing number of end-user devices that are consuming cloud services and generating the increasingly massive amount of data.

Cisco officials also unveiled the company's IOx platform, designed to bring distributed computing to the network edge.
Earlier this month, the vendor rolled out the next phase of IOx, which included adding to the list of Cisco products that support the platform and the list of partners involved...

Toshiba Teams with Cisco on Fog Computing for Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Community Initiative

Grazed from PolicyChargingControl.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Toshiba and Cisco this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of enhancing the progress of a new Smart Community by extending collaboration on new ways to utilize the Internet of Everything (IoE) to improve processes, productivity and experiences in manufacturing, transportation and city environments. The global collaboration is intended to bring together the Cisco Fog Computing network environment featuring Cisco's network-wide security solution with the Toshiba Group's endpoint management technology.

Toshiba seeks to generate new value by connecting its energy, health care, storage products and services using cloud computing, big data and analytics technologies, with the goal of creating a Human Smart Community: a safe, secure, and comfortable society...

Cloud Computing: What is fog computing?

Grazed from ThoughtsOnCloud. Author: Ahmed Banafa.

The term “fog computing” or “edge computing” means that rather than hosting and working from a centralized cloud, fog systems operate on network ends. It is a term for placing some processes and resources at the edge of the cloud, instead of establishing channels for cloud storage and utilization.

fog computingFog computing tackles an important problem in cloud computing, namely, reducing the need for bandwidth by not sending every bit of information over cloud channels, and instead aggregating it at certain access points. This type of distributed strategy lowers costs and improves efficiencies. More interestingly, it’s one approach to dealing with the emerging concept of Internet of Things (IoT)...

Fog Computing Keeps Data Right Where the Internet of Things Needs It

Grazed from BizTech. Author: Alexander Slagg.

When the leading influencers within an industry have difficulty agreeing on the right label to slap on something, you know it’s a real phenomenon and not just another product push. Such is the case with the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco Systems calls it the Internet of Everything. Data analytics firms Gartner and IDC use the terms Nexus of Forces and the Third Platform, respectively. And GE calls IoT the Industrial Internet.

All of these terms refer to the same technology development, the growing digital connectivity of everything. This includes everything from inanimate personal objects (such as a fitness band or a car) to business systems (warehouse operations or mining equipment) to municipal resources (street lighting or water treatment operations)...