Open Fog Consortium
The OpenFog Consortium was founded to accelerate the adoption of fog computing and address bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G and AI applications.
Committed to creating open technologies, its mission is to create and validate a framework for secure and efficient information processing between clouds, endpoints, and services. The Open Fog Consortium has been formed to solve some of today’s most common challenges, such as high latency on the network, support of end point mobility, loss of connectivity, unpredictable bandwidth bottlenecks and distributed coordination of systems and clients. OpenFog was founded in November 2015 by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Princeton University and today represents the leading researchers and innovators in fog computing.
With an architecture that enables end-user clients or near-user edge devices to carry out computation, communication, control and storage, fog computing can enable rapid innovation, client-centric objectives, pooling of local resources, and real-time processing in cyber-physical systems.
The OpenFog Consortium work is done by committees and workgroups focused on specific tasks aligned to our mission. This work includes technical work; influencing standards development through liaisons with other organizations; testbed; promoting innovation and industry interest in fog computing; and industry education.
The goal of the OpenFog Consortium is to create an open reference architecture for fog computing, build operational models and testbeds, define and advance technology, educate the market and promote business development through a thriving OpenFog ecosystem.