One of the tidbits out of Cisco last week was a relatively quiet announcement around their interest in what they've described as "fog computing": think dispersed nodes, internet-of-things, etc.
Leaving commentary on their choice of names aside, I found myself drawn in, reviewing all the material in some detail.
Why do I find this so interesting?
The move from centralized to dispersed architectures is one of those meta-topics that is on many minds, including mine.
So much so that I did a fun piece about a year ago ("The Emergence Of Dispersed Clouds") -- one of those way-out-there speculative jaunts where I felt something very new had to emerge to fill a clear gap in the technology landscape.
Not to namecheck with buzzwords, but think internet of things, real-time analytics, intelligent sensors everywhere ...
I guess Cisco sees the same mega-trends others see. That’s good.
But as I went through their materials, it was very clear they saw the world differently than I did.
I suppose that’s good as well.