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The Rise of Fog Computing

The Rise of Fog Computing

Cloud Computing has introduced transformative possibilities into IT departments around the globe, and increasingly the push is being made such that every company eventually stores all of their data on the cloud rather than their own data center. But for companies who face bandwidth issues and have trouble easily retrieving that data, it’s clear cloud has its limitations. Fog Computing may be the alternative for those who don’t wish to go 100 percent into Cloud. Fog Computing, or Edge Computing, involves when data exists on personal devices at the edge of the Internet such that it can more quickly be accessed. Will “The Fog” be a viable partner to the Cloud, and why is it being considered a critical component to enabling The Internet of Things?

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John Baekelmans

John Baekelmans, CTO, Cisco Internet of Everything Solutions Group

John Baekelmans is Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group. His organization delivers solutions in a number of vertical areas like Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Utilities, Retail, etc. He and his ... More   View all posts

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