Cloud computing – performing tasks on external servers and sending the results back to your machine – is rather popular, it’s safe to say.
Going all the way back to the 1970s, firms have relied on remotely located computing clusters to solve hardware-intensive problems. Today, it’s the dominant way of doing business for many companies.
But there’s a problem. While hosting computer power on a remote server is handy, it’s kind of a security risk; if that server is compromised, then the data of thousands – even millions – of users can be exposed in one fell swoop.
So computer scientists at the University of Camerino have developed a new concept that spreads data across many servers, with no single location. It uses virtual buffers to endlessly relocate data packets without a file ever being complete in one place. They’re calling it ‘fog computing’.
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