Why is the Popularity of Fog Computing Increasing Among Industries
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Why is the Popularity of Fog Computing Increasing Among Industries

By CIOReview | Monday, July 5, 2021

Fog computing is becoming more popular with industries and organizations because they need data analytics close to the network edge. 

FREMONT, CA : Fog computing was designed to address the latency difficulties that plague centralized cloud computing systems. The development of IoT devices and technologies among consumers and businesses has put pressure on cloud computing resources. The data center is the cloud, and it is too far away from the data source (IoT devices), so transmitting information and data to the data center for analysis results in latency, making IoT technologies less flexible.

By collecting information closer to the data source for real-time analysis, fog computing can improve data analytics. Data that does not require immediate action might still be uploaded to the cloud for long-term storage and analysis. Let's take a closer look at the basic ideas of fog computing and how it might benefit companies.

How Does it Work?

Fog computing makes use of fog nodes, which are small, local devices. IoT beacons collect data. This data is transmitted to a fog node located near the data source. The fog node analyses the data locally, filters it, and then sends it to the cloud for long-term storage if required.

A fog node can be any device with computation, storage, and network connectivity. Instead of being routed to the cloud, data collected by IoT devices and edge computing resources is sent to a local fog node. When compared to sending requests back to the data center for analysis and action, using fog nodes closer to the data source allows for faster data processing.

The Benefits of Fog Computing

The key advantages of fog computing are that it improves the efficiency of a company's computing resources and structure. Here are some of the other benefits of fog computing. 

Reduced Bandwidth

Cloud computing needs a lot of bandwidth, especially if users have an entire organization's worth of IoT devices and technologies communicating with the cloud and sharing data. By removing the need for ongoing cloud communication, companies may boost their computing power. With less bandwidth being utilized by cloud computing, the devices and network will function better.

Real-Time Data Analysis 

For Machine Learning applications, real-time data analysis is a valuable resource. Organizations can't afford to wait for cloud latency if they are dependent on Machine Learning technologies. In order to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of Machine Learning insights, they will require real-time data. Applications for fog computing help in the delivery of real-time data.

Latency

The necessity to transport data to the cloud to be processed is eliminated with fog computing. Removing cloud latency issues from the data processes improves their efficiency. Companies can still store data in the cloud, but they don't have to depend on cloud computing for processing.