Pipe 391 Screw you, Cloud Computing. Bring on Fog Computing!

Screw you, Cloud Computing. Bring on Fog Computing!

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If you've missed the trendwagon for cloud computing , don't worry, it's already passé. Cisco has been thinking deeply about the limitations of the cloud server approach, which for better or for worse still remains just a variation on the classic server-client relationship.
Modern 3G and 4G cellular networks simply aren't fast enough to transmit data from devices to the cloud at the pace it is generated, and as every mundane object at home and at work gets in on this game, it's only going to get worse. Luckily there's an obvious solution: Stop focusing on the cloud, and start figuring out how to store and process the torrent of data being generated by the Internet of Things (also known as the industrial Internet) on the things themselves, or on devices that sit between our things and the Internet.
Marketers at Cisco Systems Inc. have already come up with a name for this phenomenon: fog computing.

Added bonus: clouds bring rain and unhappy weekends. But fog brings vampires .

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2014-05-19 16:15
Screw you, Cloud Computing. Bring on Fog Computing!
songofthepogo@pipedot.org
If you've missed the trendwagon for cloud computing , don't worry, it's already passé . Cisco has been thinking deeply about the limitations of the cloud server approach, which for better or for worse still remains just a variation on the classic server-client relationship.
Modern 3G and 4G cellular networks simply aren't fast enough to transmit data from devices to the cloud at the pace it is generated, and as every mundane object at home and at work gets in on this game, it's only going to get worse. Luckily there's an obvious solution: Stop focusing on the cloud, and start figuring out how to store and process the torrent of data being generated by the Internet of Things (also known as the industrial Internet) on the things themselves, or on devices that sit between our things and the Internet.
Marketers at Cisco Systems Inc. have already come up with a name for this phenomenon: fog computing.

Added bonus: clouds bring rain and unhappy weekends. But fog brings vampires .
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Personal area network or home area network (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-19 14:39 (#1QV)

Am surprised that a PAN, WAN or LAN wasn't mentioned. Soon we will all be walking 'personal area network's and lots of devices (the internet of things) will be able to sense what is around them and respond. Looks like some parts of sci fi movies, Minority Report for a start, will be just another part of life.