Recently, cloud computing has become popular and edge computing technology is hence developing. Cloudlets and fogs are concepts proposed in edge computing. The edge-most cloudlet is far from the centered cloud, and the range of a fog is widespread. In this paper, we propose placing a mist between cloudlets and fogs. The mist is a data center of cloudlets and a fog device. We describe the requirements and functions of mist computing. In addition, to show the usefulness of mist computing, we implement a Managed Network Block prototype. We demonstrate that it is easy to develop Internet of Things devices using the mist framework.


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  1. 1.Department of Information Sciences and ArtsToyo UniversityKawagoeJapan

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