Over the Cloud — SONM’s Fogging Insights into Metaverse Building

3 min readJun 21, 2022


If one to name the cyber buzzwords of the year, the top votes must include Web3, Metaverse and P2E. In a newly released report by Mckinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, over 120 billion dollars of investment has flowed into Metaverse so far in 2022, and in 2030, Metaverse is predicted to worth $5 trillion. Long words short — Metaverse is born with unprecedented potential. Behind the huge promise, technology is always the premise, and SONM’s fog computing technology is meant to be the stepping stone of Metaverse building.

Deficiencies of Traditional Cloud

While diving deeper, the market no doubt requires to boom more systematically, and technological infrastructure comes to the core. it is not exaggerating to say that Metaverse is built on computing resources, as any technology that Metaverse or crypto gaming might need, for instance, VR (Virtual Reality) or AR (Augmented Reality) needs huge computing resources to power. Traditionally, game companies and projects turn to cloud service to save the cost of providing computing power from their own hardwares and realize streaming across different platforms.

However, even though cloud computing has seen a relatively mature market, data suggests that 96% of the global data centers are not fully utilized, what’s more, the market is monopolized by major providers such as AWS, Google and Alibaba, causing the price to rise; user’s data and information is stored in the providers’ server, which raises the issue of trust. On client side, cloud-based game players are troubled by unexpected interruptions due to central server outage; Businesses are down overnight due to central server emergencies, affecting millions of users. Behind all of these, we might get a hint of the reason: traditional cloud technology feels difficult to catch up with the ever-growing technology-driven industry.

Decentralized Computing Technology — in the Heyday

Being under the spotlight of web3, a reliable Metaverse requires a decentralized network of computing capabilities, and SONM, as the world-leading fog computing technology provider, can play a part to compensate for the shortcomings of traditionally centralized cloud computing.

SONM provides cloud services based on distributed customer level, with its infrastructure distributions spread around the globe, including PCs, servers, data centers and mining equipment, meaning that unlimited GPUs are at hand. SONM’s decentralized technology provide resources users with:

Low latency

SONM network features optimized proximity in local transfer, which allows SONM’s fog to automatically seek for the most accessible endpoints to perform certain task. optimized proximity help ease the data traffic and avoid possible latencies due to a certain node failure.

Competent hardwares

SONM works with reliable professional suppliers as well as individual providers, offering a wide range of hardwares for users to choose from. SONM is also a member of Cloud28+, which is an open community of cloud service providers, solution providers, ISVs, systems integrators, distributors and government entities. No matter you need CPUs, disks, RAM or GPUs, you always have the option.


SONM offers decentralized hardwares so that data will not be stored in a dominant central server, hence resolving the trust issues emerged in traditional centralized cloud services. meanwhile, as terminals scatter, ups and downs of a certain server will not affect the whole service, which solves another pain-point in the traditional industry.

Data security

As the data transfer happens between decentralized nodes, users won’t need to worry about information being uploaded to a central server; moreover, data are encrypted during the process, which ensures the highest level of security in the service.

Metaverse might be the start-point of future technology, and no matter how dazzling a new idea is, it requires reliable and solid technology as its grounding. As decentralized computing technology keeps evolving, SONM will definitely become a solid part of Web3 infrastructure — despite its existing product such as Rays Render, which could provide solutions for crypto game rendering, SONM is ready to to contribute its part as a computing resource pool for Metaverse building, set visions to be a compensate for traditional cloud based services and embrace the open opportunities in the future.