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What is the Fog Computing? How it works?

What is Fog Computing

Also known as Edge Computing, Fog Networking, Fogging or simply Fog, it is a type of architecture (system-level horizontal development) that seamlessly distributes storage and computation services, computational resources, network functions and control tools.

Fog Computing how it works

Fog Computing how it works

Despite the lack of a single definition, fog computing is halfway between the Cloud services and the Internet of Things (IoT), constituting the link. The specific applications for Fog computing can not be implemented with the only Cloud or IoT architectures, and must be characterized by low latency, location awareness, interoperability between managers, predominance of wireless accesses and interactions in real time.

As a platform, Fog Computing requires a capillary territorial distribution with a high number of nodes to hierarchical organization, in which short-medium-term analyzes occur at the IoT terminals while operations on data history are performed at the Cloud level.

Fog Computing implies a decentralization of the computing capacity towards the periphery (edge) of the system, according to a paradigm in which the personal devices of users, with unused resources, become an integral part of the management of services.

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