The book examines how Fog will change the information technology industry in the next decade. Fog distributes the services of computation, communication, control and storage closer to the edge, access and users. As a computing and networking architecture, Fog enables key applications in wireless 5G, the Internet of Things, and big data. The authors cover the fundamental tradeoffs to major applications of fog. The book chapters are designed to motivate a transition from the current cloud architectures to the Fog (Chapter 1), and the necessary architectural components to support such a transition (Chapters 2-6). The rest of the book (Chapters 7-xxx) are dedicated to reviewing the various 5G and IoT applications that will benefit from Fog networking. This volume is edited by pioneers in Fog and includes contributions by active researchers in the field.
Mung Chiang is the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, the Director of the Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education, and the Chair of Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee. Dr. Chiang founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He is the recipient of the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award.
Bharath Balasubramanian is a distributed systems researcher in the Cloud Software Research department at ATT Labs. Prior to this, he had a postdoc in the Electrical Engineering department at Princeton University working with Mung Chiang in the EDGE lab.Flavio Bonomi is a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and is the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems.