Internet of Things Leaders Create OpenFog Consortium to Help Enable End-to-End Technology Scenarios for the Internet of Things

Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 ET from OpenFog Consortium

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a coalition of leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, including ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp., and the Princeton University Edge Laboratory have come together to form the OpenFog Consortium. The goal of this consortium is to accelerate the deployment of Fog technologies through the development of an open architecture, core technologies including the capabilities of distributed computing, networking, and storage as well as the leadership needed to realize the full potential of IoT. The OpenFog architecture brings seamless Intelligence from the Cloud to the IoT endpoints using an open standardized approach. The founding members will build initial frameworks and architectures that reduce the time required to deliver the end-to-end IoT scenarios.

Fog computing technology distributes the resources and services of computation, communication, control, and storage closer to devices and systems at or near the users. The OpenFog non-profit global consortium will drive industry and academic leadership in fog computing architectures with whitepapers, testbeds, and other deliverables that demonstrate best practices for interoperability and composability between cloud and edge architectures.  By utilizing existing standards work and proven approaches, the consortium will reduce the time required to deliver the end-to-end IoT scenarios (technologies, architectures, testbeds, and business development) that the market is demanding.

The OpenFog Consortium will be building the initial framework and architecture through early 2016, with additional announcements at expected at IoT World Forum in Dubai, December 6-8, 2015.

Learn more about the OpenFog Consortium and the benefits of membership at: www.openfogconsortium.org and follow us on Twitter @OpenFog.

About the OpenFog Consortium:

The OpenFog Consortium was founded by the following technology industry leaders: ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University to promote and accelerate adoption of OpenFog computing.  On the web at http://www.openfogconsortium.org and on Twitter @openfog.

About ARM:

ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the development of new markets and transformation of industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally connected population. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver intelligence wherever computing happens, ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.

About Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies transform the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

About Dell:

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell takes a pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) by building on the equipment and data you already have, and leveraging your current technology investments, to quickly and securely enable analytics-driven action. With a comprehensive solution portfolio, and pragmatic approach, Dell reduces the complexity, lowers the risk and increases the speed of deploying IoT initiatives. For more information, visit www.dell.com/IoT

Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

About Intel:

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

About Microsoft:

Microsoft (@microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Princeton Engineering:

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University is distinguished by its combination of pioneering research and deep commitment to teaching. As part of one of the world's leading research universities, Princeton Engineering is a hub where researchers from many academic disciplines collaborate with partners from industry, government and other universities to solve problems and create opportunities. For more information, visit www.princeton.edu/engineering. Princeton University Edge Laboratory was established in 2009 to bridge the theory-practice gap in networking research, especially in mobile edge networking. For more information, visit http://scenic.princeton.edu.

 

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