Fog Computing: A Primer

Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Mahamadou Tembely, Sarhan M. Musa


Fog computing (FC) was proposed in 2012 by Cisco as the ideal computing model for providing real-time computing services and storage to support the resource-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Thus, FC may be regarded as the convergence of the IoT and the Cloud, combining the data-centric IoT services and pay-as-you-go characteristics of clouds.  This paper provides a brief introduction of fog computing.

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