SOURCE: AetherWorks

May 24, 2017 12:23 ET

AetherWorks Joins OpenFog Consortium to Help Shape Future of Fog Computing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - AetherWorks, a software research and venture development firm based in New York, announces its membership in the OpenFog Consortium, a global organization driving industry and academic leadership in Fog Computing. As part of the Consortium, AetherWorks will share insights and expertise to help shape policies and requirements for standards around Fog.

"As our first OpenFog member in New York's Silicon Alley, AetherWorks is making important contributions to the advancement of fog computing through their patented work in software-defined storage and scalable deployment architectures," said Helder Antunes, chairman of OpenFog and senior director of Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. "AetherWorks' investments in fog-related startups provides a 'spark' to new technologies that will ultimately help solve challenges in fog computing. We welcome their contributions in OpenFog as we work to deliver an open and interoperable architecture to enable advanced IoT and 5G applications."

The AetherWorks mission is to bring original, high quality technology to market through development and investment. The firm, which was started by CEO and Founder Robert MacInnis, Ph.D., specializes in fault-tolerant distributed systems, and has patented technology in software-defined storage and fog computing. One of AetherWorks' key projects is ActiveAether, a fog computing technology that utilizes locally available computing resources to streamline processing for high-traffic technology, such as for IoT devices. ActiveAether's patented techniques for providing and consuming web services enable the demand-driven deployment of location-neutral software services onto the most geographically-appropriate computers.

"Fog computing means using the most geographically-appropriate computing resources. While it has many other applications, fog computing is a critical enabling technology for IoT," said Robert MacInnis, Ph.D., CEO & Founder of AetherWorks. "We have seen that a fog computing architecture enables the flexible consumption of computing resources that span a continuum from on-premise, to 'nearby', to cloud - with each used, as appropriate, for its varying properties of speed, availability, bandwidth, and scalability. We are excited to be at the forefront of the fog computing movement, and to work alongside others experts in the industry to shape the policies and the requirements for fog standards through OpenFog."

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About the OpenFog Consortium

The OpenFog Consortium is a global organization working to accelerate the adoption of fog computing and address the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G and AI applications. Committed to open-based standard technologies, its mission is to create a framework for efficient and reliable networks and intelligent endpoints, combined with identifiable, secure, and privacy-friendly information flows between clouds, endpoints, and services. Founded by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp, and Princeton University in November 2015, the Consortium has 60 members in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.openfogconsortium.org/resources/, Twitter @openfog and LinkedIn.

About AetherWorks

AetherWorks is a software research and venture development firm dedicated to bringing original, high quality technology to market. AetherWorks specializes in distributed systems and has patented technology in software-defined storage and fog computing. Current development projects include AetherStore, a distributed storage solution, and ActiveAether, an internet-scale architecture for the demand-driven deployment of software services using geographically-appropriate resources. For more information, visit www.aetherworks.com.

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