Edgeworx touts fog computing platform for IoT deployments at the network edge

Edge computing startup Edgeworx exited stealth mode this week, announcing the launch of its open-source ioFog software that can be used to turn any compute hardware into a secure software platform.

The company timed its launch to coincide with a seed funding round led by Samsung NEXT, with participation from Sequoia Seed and CloudScale Capital Partners.

The ioFog platform is a "fog computing layer," essentially a kind of computing architecture that uses devices at the edge of networks to carry out a substantial amount of computation, storage and communications locally and routed over the internet backbone. Fog computing is seen as an alternative to cloud computing that shifts some transactions and resources to the edge of a network, rather than establishing channels for cloud storage and utilization...

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