In today’s world, data is a driving force for companies, with an unprecedented amount filtering through your networks on a daily basis. Often the struggle with this information, however, is responding to this data in real-time – when it matters most.
Imagine a world where, with the right technology, you can take that data and process what your business needs at the edge (or immediately). With the growing need to capitalize on the information that is being processed, Cisco determined that “today’s cloud models are not designed for the volume, variety, and velocity of data that IoT generates.”
The concern was that with the data changing all the time, and the machines processing it changing as well, there needed to be a technology that addresses the challenge. Enter the FOG router from Cisco – which integrates normal computer technology with router technology – a virtualization machine – replacing a computer, but having the same impact.
“It has enough processing power to have a virtualization engine built into it,” said Mohamed El Agha, Manager, RF Engineering and Projects at Nova Communications. “Because you have that operation system built into the router, you can run your operating system at the edge, and process that edge data before sending it to the cloud.”
So what does this mean for your business?
- You can analyze the most time-sensitive data when you need it most – and get the results you need to drive efficiency
- Allows you to send selected meta data you require to the cloud for predictive and real time analysis and longer term storage and review
- Security features that ensure your data is kept private
- With the right applications, ability to transform data and perform control functions within the network infrastructure
These results are possible for any company that utilizes IoT technology, or want to. Utility companies wanting to track consumer behaviours, or companies that use many applications where computers are processing in real-time, could benefit. Factories benefit from fog computing with temperature control monitoring, oil and gas companies have seen the value in monitoring pressure gauge changes in milliseconds.
Fog computing allows your team to proactively respond to events in your business when it matters most. Faster response time to issues often means improved output, service and increased safety for your team.
In the fast-changing world of Internet of Things (IoT) and technology, it’s important to work with a company that understands the changes and can navigate them effectively. Nova Communications is that company. We have worked with FOG routers, and can work with your company to configure the router to your needs. And these skills from the Nova team just build on our past projects, including smart cities, full wireless systems, and more!
With more than 30 years in the business, we know wireless technology – after all our motto is ‘we put wireless to work!’ With a team of experts ranging from engineers to highly trained technicians, our team is happy to help you.