Large volumes of data – is Fog Computing a solution?
Technology is expanding and we are about to face 10 smart devices per person in 2020. How to keep them all going smoothly? Can Fog Computing be the answer?
If the title term is new to you, we’ll gladly explain it:
Fog Computing (also known as Fogging) is a solution where cloud computing capabilities are used in pair with local devices. Large volumes of data are stored locally, using the client’s own devices – this shortens the time needed to access their files, while still allowing to make use of the advanced functionality provided by cloud services.
What are the benefits?
In the reality where the number of devices we use increases every day, sometimes the amount of data is unimaginably large and even the cloud may get overflown – which basically means the access to data is limited, since the system is slower.
Using your local devices to store the data supports mobility, as well as may immensely improves efficiency, security and of course user experience.
Because the data circles within the proverbial four walls of your enterprise.
Fog Computing and Internet of Things (IoT)
Fog Computing ties greatly with the, still growing, Internet of Things phenomenon.
Since IoT connects multiple devices and sensors in order to share information, these devices continuously send large volumes of data in real-time. This very data needs to be then processed and read by other devices – which requires bandwidth, and of course, time.
This is the moment when cloud may appear to be insufficient.
Using Fog Computing allows to cut down the latency to increase the users’ satisfaction, which will allow them to work more efficiently and potentially increase your company’s revenue.
So, if you are after faster processes and protection of the most valuable data, Fog Computing may be a way to go for your business. It may also be a way to save money, since bandwidth is quite costly.