Zainab Javed


Master of Science in Computer Science

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)


Department of Computer Science

Date of Award

Fall 2019


Waqas Mahmood

Committee Member 1

Waqas Mahmood Supervisor, Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.

Project Type

MSCS Survey Report

Access Type

Restricted Access


Computer Science

Abstract / Summary

In this day and age, the rise in technological advancements has the potential to improve and transform our lives every day. The rapid innovation in technology can have a great impact on our business operations. Currently, Cloud computing services are popular and offer a wide range of opportunities for their customers. This paper presents a survey on a more recent computing architecture paradigm known as Fog Computing. Fog networking is a beneficial solution that offers the greater facility of data storage, enhanced computing, and networking resources. This new concept of fog complements cloud solution by facilitating its customers with better security, real-time analysis improved efficiency. To get a clear picture and understanding of how fog computing functions, we have performed an extensive literature review. We also presented a comparative study of fog computing with cloud and grid computing architectures. In this study, we have conducted a survey that led us to the conclusion that fog computing solution is still not applicable in most of the IoT industries due to lack of self-awareness. The challenges related to fog computing are also reviewed for progressive developments in the future.


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