On Fog and Edge Computing
At this time, Fog Computing and Edge Computing are broadly considered to define the same concept.
Fog Computing, the “Fog”, is a complement to Cloud Computing, is the Cloud moving down, “closer to the ground”, to the end systems, the machines, the sensors and actuators.
The Fog is secure, highly available, virtualized, real-time capable edge computing, networking and storage which will enable a powerful convergence between Information Technologies and Industrial Operational Technologies.
We are proudly part of the OpenFog Consortium from its inception. The OpenFog Consortium is now part of the Industrial Internet Consortium: www.iiconsortium.org
Fog/Edge Computing is the platform that brings modern, cloud-inspired computing, storage, and networking functions closer to the data-producing sources, while also integrating real-time and safety capabilities.
Fog/Edge Computing provides a unified solution at the edge for communications, device management, data harvesting, analysis and control. Fog Computing enables the deployment of a highly distributed but centrally managed infrastructure.
Fog/Edge Computing is applicable across all IoT industry verticals.