Selective whitepapers on FOG Networks


Mung Chiang › Fog Networks
What is a FOG Network?: A network 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 (rather than stored primarily in cloud data centers), communication (rather than routed over backbone networks), and control, configuration, measurement and management (rather than controlled primarily by network gateways such as those in LTE core). Read More ›

Michael Enescu › From Cloud to Fog and The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things arrived last decade when the number of devices (that can connect) outnumbered the world population. We have now entered a new age. The evolution from #virtualization to #cloud to #IoT and #BigData a consequence of the Moore Nielsen prediction and the rise of Fog Computing. The role of #OpenSource and #OpenStandards and the importance of the new trend: Open Data as the only way to keep sanity in Big Data. Read More ›

Flavio Bonomi, et al. › Fog Computing and Its Role in the Internet of Things
Fog Computing extends the Cloud Computing paradigm to the edge of the network, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services. Defining characteristics of the Fog are: a) Low latency and location awareness; b) Wide-spread geographical distribution; c) Mobility; d) Very large number of nodes, e) Predominant role of wireless access, f) Strong presence of streaming and real time applications, g) Heterogeneity. In this paper we argue that the above characteristics make the Fog the appropriate platform for a number of critical Internet of Things (IoT) services and applications, namely, Connected Vehicle, Smart Grid , Smart Cities, and, in general, Wireless Sensors and Actuators Networks (WSANs). Read More ›