iExec Joins The OpenFog Consortium

The OpenFog Consortium is a thriving ecosystem of organizations who share a collective vision that fog computing is a key enabler to IoT and other advanced concepts in the digital world.

OpenFog was founded by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Princeton University, and has since grown into a robust organization with nearly 50 members from across the globe.

The consortium’s aim is to accelerate the deployment of fog computing technologies, with a focus on developing open architectures that will support intelligence at the edge of IoT.

Today, iExec is proud to announce it has become a member of the OpenFog Consortium.

Fog and cloud complement each other to form a service continuum between the cloud and things, by providing mutually beneficial and interdependent services.

Therefore, iExec wants to actively participate in the elaboration of standards and contribute to building a frame of reference in the fields of fog and edge computing.

Recent in-depth research by Christian Renaud predicts that fog computing and networking will be worth 18.2 billion by 2022. iExec intends to explore this fast-growing industry and position itself as a trend-setter along with other collaborating parties.

This is the mission statement of the consortium:

To drive industry and academic leadership in fog computing and networking architecture, testbed development, and interoperability and composability deliverables that seamlessly bridge the cloud-to-things continuum.

If you’re interested, you can read the OpenFog FAQ page, which is extremely clear and instructive.

Founding and contributing members

OpenFog is a global consortium, with regional teams in the Americas, China and Japan. Major companies like ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University are the founding members, while other members include universities, communications, technology and industry organizations. A complete list of members is located at: https://www.openfogconsortium.org/about-us/#member-companies

In order to meet with these organizations and set the strategy for 2018, iExec will be at the OpenFog 2018 Members Meeting in Hong Kong, on January 31-February 1, 2018.

Find the OpenFog Consortium on social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube.