May 13, 2018—The move to increase intelligence at the network edge, closer to the devices monitoring and doing the work, is well under way in the industrial enterprise and beyond. Smart edge devices and sensors are popping up everywhere. Now, there's a new fog rolling in that may give that trend a major boost.
You've no doubt heard of fog computing (or "fogging"), but what is it? The term was coined to describe a form of cloud computing closer to the network edge (fog, as in "cloud closer to the ground"…get it?).