Cloud computing was initially introduced to help organizations attain resources with reduced costs, decreased infrastructure, and simplified architecture. With the emergence of big data over the past couple of years, cloud became the architecture of choice. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “The Future of Cloud Computing: Fog Computing and the Internet of Things.”

All but the most well financed organizations find it infeasible to access the massive quantities of big data via the virtual resources of the cloud. However, with the massive amounts of big data continuing to increase by the minute, the conventional paradigm of cloud computing is no longer sufficient.

Now enters fog computing. It represents a new perspective for cloud computing and involves performing whatever computations are necessary at the fringe of the cloud for a host of benefits. It will be interesting to see where this technology takes us.

Melody K. Smith

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