Re: Fog Computing?
Well, some of us have gotten over "cloud", not sure that applies to me. :-) It's all about perspective. I work for Mfg company with shop floor. I give the guys Term Server published desktops on Thin Clients. Trying to convince them "their" desktop doesn't have an issue is always a battle, they can't seem to fathom they are just passing keystrokes and getting screen images. Even funnier is they access the LoB system here (an IBM i5 server) from these server published desktops, which is two hops from the dumb Thin Client hardware. To them, it is all local.
I guess in my context I don't get the P2P stuff. TCP certainly is not a problem in world I live in. But I guess I could see situations that might be preferable. I just still struggling to understand the "edge". To me, that is my router in each plant which talks to WAN and my routers at other plants over point-to-point circuits. If this is all about just converging my router and switches into the same hardware that runs my SAN, virtual routers and virtual switches, I can get my head around that. The less hardware that can fail, the less different o/s you need to support, can only be a good thing. Assuming you avoid the single point of failure trap.
And if this came from Cisco, I'm probably right what this is about. But seeing as how Cisco would cannibalize it's own routers and switches to software in these converged systems, makes me wonder what is motivating them? Or is answer as simple as cloud service, vendors do much better getting lifetime rent than selling you hardware?
Excuse me if I trust all these guys about the same as airline industry. That's worked out so well for all of us consumers.