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The Kinetic Edge Alliance

An alliance of industry-leading companies are collaborating to make designing, deploying and operating edge computing easy.
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Edge computing will deliver the next wave of network and data center infrastructure, vital to support 5G, autonomous vehicles and many other exciting technologies and applications. To meet the needs of the future, our industry must collaborate. We must bring together all of the products, platforms and expertise needed to help make operators and developers successful with edge deployments.

The Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA) is an industry working group dedicated to making edge computing easy and connecting stakeholders with end users and customers.

Accelerating Edge Computing

With a reference architecture created from the products and expertise of its members, built atop the foundation of the Kinetic Edge, the alliance helps organizations design, deploy and operate edge computing in the real-world just got a lot easier.

Joint Solutions

KEA partners and their customers benefit from being part of joint solutions for edge computing, where unique products and expertise can be brought together for the benefit of end users, customers and other companies to show true value at the edge.

Global Networking Community

The KEA brings together the leading companies in edge computing, creating a global networking community where members can discuss, share and collaborate.



The KEA seeks to establish critical mass for nationwide edge computing, targeting the top 30 US metro markets for Kinetic Edge deployment covering nearly 50% of the US population.

Chicago, the first Kinetic Edge city, has two Kinetic Edge sites online today with a third to come online later in Q1.

KEA members are participating in Kinetic Edge rollouts across the following markets in 2019:


  • Chicago
  • Pittsburgh
  • Atlanta
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle


KEA members get access to a broad range of benefits, including:

  • Early access to new Kinetic Edge locations
  • Sales and pre-sales collaboration, co-selling and lead passing
  • Co-branded technical solution documentation
  • Early access to Vapor IO product roadmaps and deployment plans
  • VIP invitations and KEA brand usage

Membership is divided into two categories:

  • Deployment Partners have committed to jointly rolling out equipment and services across the top 30 major metropolitan US markets, beginning with the first six in 2019.
  • Technical Partners support Kinetic Edge deployments and enhance the ecosystem by making their unique expertise and enabling technology available to deployments.


The Kinetic Edge converges edge exchange, edge colocation and edge networking into a nationwide network that empowers application developers to build new applications that take advantage of the locality and cost benefits of the edge, and enhance existing applications.

Improved Delivery of Content & Data

By pushing dense compute and storage to the edge of the wireless and wireline networks, cloud providers and CDNs can vastly improve their ability to deliver content and data. Placing servers and storage closer to users and devices reduces latency; distributed nodes reduces congestion.

New Cloud & CDN Services

Offer premium-priced products that utilize edge resources, including edge VMs, edge container services and new serverless functions on the edge. Build edge nodes into complex multi-stage toolchains for IoT, data ingestion and data delivery that lower your costs and boost performance.

New Edge Applications

Emerging applications are enabled by the Kinetic Edge, including high-speed mobile gaming, autonomous driving, untethered AR/VR and Industrial IoT. Support large amounts of traffic and stringent latency targets with edge traffic offload to your partners, all with the Kinetic Edge.

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