The Kremlin instructed the government to engage in “fog computing”

The presidential administration has written to the Ministry of communications, the Ministry of industry, “Rostelecom” and the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI) a letter signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, devoted to the development of “fog computing”. About this “Kommersant” said a source close to the AP, and confirmed by the interlocutors in the Ministry of industry and IT market

“Instructed to study the introduction of “fog computing” in the Russian economy, and the creation of software and hardware systems required to operate the infrastructure, “fog computing,” said close to the Kremlin source. The interlocutor in one of the ministries in conversation with the newspaper, said that the results of the orders should be presented in October.

According to the newspaper, the Ministry of industry has asked for consultations in several Russian technology companies in particular, “T-Platforms”. The interlocutor of “Kommersant” in the Ministry said that the initiative comes from “Rostelecom” and the ASI, who conveyed it to the presidential administration. In the Kremlin, in turn, supported the idea.

“Now entwined many concepts: the Internet of things, industrial Internet. “Fog computing” — also a continuation of this theme, ” says a source in the Ministry of industry. — “Rostelecom” sees this further development of his business — he has the ability to provide communication services to a distributed ICT infrastructure.”

In the Ministry of industry, “Rostelecom”, the ASI and the “T-Platforms declined to comment on the information of “Kommersant”. The presidential administration and the Ministry of communications to request not answered.

The so-called “vague” infrastructure implies that data processing is concentrated on the end devices in the network, personal computers, mobile devices, smart nodes, the sensors, and not in the cloud. In turn, the “fog calculation (fog computing) allows you to process data on the same device where they are going.

According to “Kommersant”, the transfer of constantly increasing data volume first to the cloud and then back on the device, can cause delays in processing as well as difficult devices to make decisions “in real time”. With this problem and the concept of “Internet of things”, which refers to the computational network of objects with embedded technologies to communicate with each other.

According to IDC, the market for “Internet of things” in 2015 amounted to $2.7 billion By 2020, it could grow almost three times to $7,06 billion According to analysts, the number of devices in the “Internet of things” this time will be 28.1 billion.