mF2C: Towards an Open, Secure, Decentralized and Coordinated Fog-to-Cloud Management Ecosystem

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Project start: 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Project end: 
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019
Project Website: 
http://www.mf2c-project.eu

When put together, cloud and fog computing create a new stack of resources (Fog-to-Cloud F2C), creating the need for a new, open and coordinated management ecosystem. mF2C proposes a framework to set the foundations for a novel distributed system architecture that will cover this need.

Who is the service/solution designed for?: 

Fog computing brings cloud computing capabilities closer to the end-device and users, while enabling location-dependent resource allocation, low latency services, and extending significantly the IoT services portfolio as well as market and business opportunities in the cloud sector.

  • From a Cloud provider perspective, mF2C creates enormous opportunities for developing and extending the service chain offering, by adding Fog in the provision of services, increasing the product/service portfolio and enabling pretty new and challenging business models.
  • From a Technology provider perspective, mF2C will boost the adoption of IoT devices and equipment and commercial development of added value services.
  • From a Service Provider perspective, the availability of an extended platform offers them the opportunity to develop even more sophisticated services.
How will your solution/service benefit the end-user? 

Fog computing brings cloud computing capabilities closer to the end-device and users, while enabling location-dependent resource allocation, low latency services, and extending significantly the IoT services portfolio as well as market and business opportunities in the cloud sector. With the number of devices exponentially growing globally, new cloud and fog models are expected to emerge, paving the way for shared, collaborative, extensible mobile, volatile and dynamic compute, storage and network infrastructure. When put together, cloud and fog computing create a new stack of resources, which we refer to as Fog-to-Cloud (F2C), creating the need for a new, open and coordinated management ecosystem.

The mF2C proposal sets the goal of designing an open, secure, decentralized, multi-stakeholder management framework, including novel programming models, privacy and security, data storage techniques, service creation, brokerage solutions, SLA policies, and resource orchestration methods.

The proposed framework is expected to set the foundations for a novel distributed system architecture, developing a proof-of-concept system and platform, to be tested and validated in real-world use cases, as envisioned by the industrial partners in the consortium with significant interest in rapid innovation in the cloud computing sector.

How can the solution/service help you become more efficient, more secure, faster or cost-effective?: 

With the number of devices exponentially growing globally, new cloud and fog models are expected to emerge, paving the way for shared, collaborative, extensible mobile, volatile and dynamic compute, storage and network infrastructure. mF2C sets the goal of designing an open, secure, decentralized, multi-stakeholder management framework, including novel programming models, privacy and security, data storage techniques, service creation, brokerage solutions, SLA policies, and resource orchestration methods.