Fog computing and its role in the internet of things

  title={Fog computing and its role in the internet of things},
  author={Flavio Bonomi and Rodolfo A. Milito and Jiang Zhu and Sateesh Addepalli},
  booktitle={MCC '12},
Fog Computing extends the Cloud Computing paradigm to the edge of the network, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services. Defining characteristics of the Fog are: a) Low latency and location awareness; b) Wide-spread geographical distribution; c) Mobility; d) Very large number of nodes, e) Predominant role of wireless access, f) Strong presence of streaming and real time applications, g) Heterogeneity. In this paper we argue that the above characteristics make the Fog the… 

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