Key ingredients in an IoT recipe: fog computing, cloud computing, and more fog computing

Abstract

This paper examines some of the most promising and challenging scenarios in IoT, and shows why current compute and storage models confined to data centers will not be able to meet the requirements of many of the applications foreseen for those scenarios. Our analysis is particularly centered on three interrelated requirements: 1) mobility; 2) reliable control and actuation; and 3) scalability, especially, in IoT scenarios that span large geographical areas and require real-time decisions based on data analytics. Based on our analysis, we expose the reasons why Fog Computing is the natural platform for IoT, and discuss the unavoidable interplay of the Fog and the Cloud in the coming years. In the process, we review some of the technologies that will require considerable advances in order to support the applications that the IoT market will demand.Atena

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