Posts Tagged 'fog computing'

Jan 022018
 
Fog or Cloud? Nope. Fog AND Cloud.

Fog computing, also known as edge computing, has begun to take off. Fog computing is an intermediate layer that extends the cloud layer. As Giti Javidi, Ehsan Sheybani, and Lila Rajabion write in Focusing in on Fog Computing’s Implications for Business, “simply put, fog is a cloud close to the ground.” With fog architecture, some of the computing is moved to the edges, away from centralized data centers and cloud solutions, allowing data to be processed locally on smart devices rather than being sent to the cloud for processing. Why are companies are turning to fog computing? According to Javidi and her coauthors, they are doing it for higher efficiency, better security, faster decision-making processes, Read more