Fog computing

OSIsoft User Conference Visitors Love Analytics at the Edge

This year Cisco sponsored the OSIsoft User Conference in San Francisco. Customers across the manufacturing, energy, and utility industries came to learn about our new fog computing capabilities that let analytics run at the edge of the network. The biggest challenge these customers have is that much of the data in their sensors, engines, machines, […]

March 3, 2016

INNOVATION

Fog Boosts Capabilities to Add More Things Securely to the Internet

Host-based security mechanisms and cloud-based security services are our primary means to secure endpoints. However, these methods alone will fall short for meeting the security challenges in the emerging Internet of Things, where we must support a significantly larger number of endpoints, many of which are highly resource-constrained.

February 23, 2016

INNOVATION

Huge Opportunities for Service Providers at the Intersection of Fog and Mobility

I have the privilege of being in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress. With nearly 100,000 attendees and an impressive conference agenda, it’s a week packed with not only ideas and innovation, but with interactions with leaders, startups, disruptors, and other major players in mobile technology. The topic of mobility continues to dominate and […]

December 16, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

Having spent several days last week at the Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai, I am more convinced than ever that the Internet of Things (IoT) is not some hyped-up futuristic vision of what could be, but a present-day reality that is transforming businesses and industries here and now. In this blog series over […]

December 5, 2015

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium Gains Momentum as Fog Picks Up Steam

This week, I’m joining leaders from industry, academia, and government at the Internet of Things World Forum (#IoTWF) in Dubai, and fog computing is a hot topic in many of our discussions. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more pervasive in our homes, cars, city services, and across industries, fog computing will become an […]

December 2, 2015

INNOVATION

A New Security Paradigm Needed to Support the Internet of Things

Shutdown. Cleanup. Restart. This “incident response” approach to cyber security was designed primarily for enterprise networks, data centers, and consumer electronics. It companies perimeter-based protection that uses firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to prevent security threats. When threats penetrate perimeter-based protections, human operators typically shut down the compromised system, clean […]

November 19, 2015

INNOVATION

Cisco Provides Leadership in Newly Formed OpenFog Consortium

The OpenFog Consortium has made its debut as an ecosystem of industry and academic leaders to foster an open architecture for fog computing in the Internet of Things (IoT). This is an important milestone that will accelerate IoT deployments and maximize their value across a wide range of industries. My friend and colleague, Helter Antunes, […]

November 19, 2015

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium: An Ecosystem to Accelerate End-to-End IoT Solutions

Over the past several months, I have been privileged to represent Cisco in working with other industry and academic partners to form the OpenFog Consortium, which was announced earlier today. You can learn more in the press release about what this new organization is, but I want to focus on why such an organization is […]