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Fog, Edge Networks Merge in IoT

January 23, 2019 / Chuck Byers

Recent developments in the fog-edge ecosystem will result in a much stronger architectural vision for how processing, networking and storage functions are integrated deeply into higher performing and more efficient, secure and profitable IoT systems. Fog computing takes the advantages of the cloud in IT/OT/IoT networks and brings them closer to the ground. In fog, the computation, networking and storage capabilities of the cloud move physically and logically closer to the IoT endpoints. Edge computing is a similar concept. The strategic advantage of both edge and fog entails moving computing closer to IoT endpoints. This enables IoT networks with better latency, bandwidth efficiency, security, reliability and cost of ownership.