26 Apr 16
Enhanced Processing Through Fog Computing (Fogging)
Data storage and networking have moved to the cloud. When the large volumes of data generated by the Internet of Things hit its peak, cloud architecture will not be able to keep up.
But we do have a solution in the works—fog computing.
Fog computing architecture handles application services at both the network edges and in the cloud.
Where Does IoT Come In?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interrelated objects—a person with a heart monitor implant or a pet with a biochip transponder, for example—anything and everything that can be connected to the Internet.
Imagine a sensor in your kitchen that detects a gas-leak or a short-circuit and immediately alerts anyone who needs to know, regardless of where they are or what they’re doing. That is the power of IoT.
Step-Up From The Cloud
An IoT system of interconnected smart objects generates large volumes and various types of data at different paces. Data is generated instantly and needs to be processed at the drop of a hat. Cloud computing struggles to keep up.
This is where fogging comes in.
Fogging For Clearer Communication
Fog computing (fogging) brings the cloud closer to the objects (which are part of IoT) that produce and process data. Most of the data processing takes place in a data hub on a smart device or on the edge of the network.
The term “fog” is coined by the US based company, Cisco, but today, many IT vendors like Volantis Technologies are working on tapping into the potential of this architecture.
Fog architecture is a revolutionary concept in the world of networking. It improves the efficiency of data handling, whether it’s processing, transportation, or storage that’s in question.