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Infrastructure Titans Join Vapor IO Advisory Board as the Company Accelerates Edge Deployments

Industry pioneers Robert Strickland, Paul Mockapetris and Ihab Tarazi, bring world-class expertise to Vapor IO, accelerating the company’s lead in edge computing

Austin, Texas – February 1, 2018 – Vapor IO, the leader in edge computing and edge data centers, today announced the addition of three new advisors, each with deep expertise in telecom, internet and data center technologies. Additions are Robert Strickland, former CTO of Leap Wireless and Cricket Communications (acquired by AT&T), Paul Mockapetris, inventor of DNS, and Ihab Tarazi, former CTO of Equinix. These new advisors will support the next phase of the company’s growth, which includes deploying Kinetic Edge infrastructure to dozens of US cities and stitching them together into a nationwide network via Project Volutus.

“Interest and demand for edge computing and Project Volutus continues to accelerate. As we push forward to roll out our first Kinetic Edge cities, we’re thrilled to welcome Robert, Paul and Ihab as advisors and look forward to working closely with them. Each has uniquely pioneered success and innovation within their respected fields time and again, and we look forward to their valuable insights,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO.

As announced last year, Vapor IO and its partners in Project Volutus are building a nationwide network of colocation data centers at the extreme edge of the network. These data centers utilize the patented Vapor Chamber and Vapor Edge Module which can be woven into the urban infrastructure, placed in locations that include rooftops, parking garages and at the base of cell towers. Each Vapor Chamber or Vapor Edge Module can house 150 Kilowatts of IT equipment in a small footprint, and are designed to be placed in extreme edge locations, one hop away from the last mile network.

Global internet players, including cloud operators, application providers, landowners, and network operators stake out high-value edge locations in top tier cities with Project Volutus. Customers place their specialized IT equipment in Project Volutus edge facilities and connect back to their centralized data centers and clouds, making it possible to push workloads to the very edge of the network, within milliseconds of the end user or device, supporting very low-latency applications and reducing the amount of data that has to return to centralized servers.

The new advisors are:

Robert Strickland: Strickland is founder and CEO of M37 Ventures, a consulting agency, where he applies decades of executive, corporate and IT strategy expertise on behalf of clients. Prior to M37, Rob served as CTO of Leap Wireless and Cricket Communications, CIO of T-Mobile, and CIO of Echostar, all of which are leaders in wireless and satellite communications. A longtime technology and mobile executive, Strickland has led business transformations at companies that include T-Mobile, Echostar and Dish Network, Neustar, Televisa, Landmark Communications, The Weather Channel and TruConnect.

Ihab Tarazi: Tarazi has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, and is currently entrepreneur in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. Prior to Sutter Hill, he served as CTO of Equinix where he was responsible for Equinix’s International Business Exchange network operations and platform strategy, leading the company’s next generation technology and innovation functions, as well as cloud initiatives. Tarazi has held leadership roles at Verizon and MCI with extensive engineering and operations experience in enterprise products and internet networks. He previously served as co-chair of the Open Optical Packet Transport team at the Telecom Infrastructure Project and chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

Paul Mockapetris: Mockapetris is the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS). His mission has been to help guide DNS and IP addressing to its next stage. His earliest work at UC Irvine on distributed systems and LAN technology preceded the commercial Ethernet and Token Ring designs. At ISI, after working on the design and initial implementation of the SMTP protocol for email as part of the birth of the Internet in 1983, he took on the challenge of designing DNS, and then operated the original “root servers” for all Internet names. He currently serves as chief scientist at ThreatSTOP.

For more about Vapor IO, and to learn about Project Volutus, please visit www.vapor.io.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future by delivering a suite of hardware and software for edge computing. The company’s technology enables highly-distributed micro data centers to be embedded in the wireless and wireline infrastructure, colocated with the last mile or Radio Access Network (RAN), and meshed together with software and high-speed fiber for remote operations, fault tolerance, low-latency workloads, and scale. The company has also built Project Volutus, a partnership with landowners and infrastructure providers to deliver edge as a service using modern data center automation and a colocation business model. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

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Vapor IO Introduces Kinetic Edge and Vapor Edge Module

Distributed resilience via intelligent software and edge module data centers enable large scale edge deployments

Austin, Texas – December 13, 2017 – Vapor IO, the definitive platform for edge clouds, today announced Vapor Kinetic Edge™, a technical architecture for combining multiple Vapor Edge micro data centers into a virtual data center that can span an entire city and deliver a record-breaking twelve or more nines of availability. Vapor IO also today announced the Vapor Edge Module™ (VEM), a self-contained, standalone micro modular data center specifically designed to support edge co-location environments. These two advancements, combined with Vapor IO’s existing edge products, complete a “cloud down” approach for delivering true cloud computing to the very edge of the last mile network.

“The edge is not a box. It’s a highly-interconnected suite of hardware, software and connectivity working together in concert,” said Cole Crawford, founder & CEO of Vapor IO. “Our Kinetic Edge architecture and the Vapor Edge Module deliver true edge cloud by being part of a complete portfolio of products, including our flagship Vapor Chamber, all of which work together to deliver on customer needs. It’s not enough to provide bent sheet metal. You need to tie all of the components together with thoughtful engineering and software so you can algorithmically and autonomically orchestrate the edge.”

The Kinetic Edge: Combining Multiple Edge Sites into a City-Sized Virtual Data Center

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge is a new kind of infrastructure architecture that uses software and high-speed connectivity to combine multiple micro data center facilities into a single “logical data center.” For developers and operators, it presents a geographically-dispersed collection of micro data centers as a single virtual facility with multiple availability zones.

“We are deploying Kinetic Edge right now,” said Crawford. “We start by placing multiple Vapor edge data centers in a geographic region, spaced 15 to 20 Km apart. We then connect them with high speed fiber so that our industry-redefining software can stitch these sites together into a highly-reliable and customizable edge presence that can span an entire city or region.”

An Architecture Built for Edge

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge architecture creates city-sized, software-controlled virtual data centers comprised of many micro data centers meshed together with high-speed fiber, spanning an entire geographic region. Developers use the Vapor Edge APIs to build edge native applications that respond to changing environmental conditions, delivering software-based high-resiliency failover, real time load balancing, workload migration for devices in motion, and so on.

A Kinetic Edge consists of:

  • Multiple Vapor Chambers or Vapor Edge Modules, spaced 10 Km to 20 Km apart
  • High-speed site-to-site fiber connectivity with redundant paths
  • Vapor Edge Controllers in each location that manage the fiber connectivity and present software APIs that expose edge conditions in real time
  • Software for IP aggregation at the edge, as well as for site-to-site handoff of IP addresses to support devices in motion, as well as for migrating network traffic for load balancing and failover
  • Ingestible telemetry for application and container orchestration integration

The Highly-Available Edge

Traditional data centers are made more resilient by expensively replicating critical systems at each site. For example, a 2N+1 site would require three of everything—generators, backup batteries, cabling, cooling systems, and so on. A Kinetic Edge installation with no redundancy at individual sites can seamlessly combine sites to exceed the availability of the most reliable Tier 4 data centers. A Kinetic Edge with five sites can offer twelve nines of availability (99.9999999999% uptime), without the costs of replicating critical infrastructure at each site. This level of reliability is achieved by distributing risk across all sites in the Kinetic Edge and using software to monitor environmental conditions and replicate workloads and data so that there is no single point of failure.

Vapor Edge Module: Deploying a Multi-Tenant Edge with an All-in-One Micro Modular Data Center

The Vapor Edge Module (VEM)  is a completely self-contained, containerized edge data center that is factory-assembled and delivered as a single unit. It is designed to enable weather-hardened, multi-tenant edge locations where the economics of shared infrastructure creates a long-term value proposition. Built around the highly efficient Vapor Chamber design, each VEM supports up to 150 Kw of IT load in a small, efficient footprint. The prefabricated design incorporates all of the critical data center systems, including power distribution, cooling, fire suppression, security, and racking systems for IT equipment. Additionally, the VEM supports an adaptive ‘blindmate’ cooling plant that allows for chilled water, direct expansion, or adiabatic cooling depending on the given location and climate.

Highly-Secure for Multi-Tenant Environments

In multi-tenant and colocation environments, service personnel from different organizations require access to their equipment (and only their equipment). The VEM completely isolates all IT equipment behind a physical and electronic security wall. Service personnel enter a small access alcove, via biometric and/or other security authentication mechanisms, and are only allowed direct access to their hardware. The IT equipment resides inside a Vapor Chamber that rests on a motorized turntable which can rotate 180 degrees in each direction in order to present the authenticated rack to the service access alcove. This both increases security and reduces the amount of space needed for housing and servicing the equipment. Each rack can be further secured by up to four 9-12 RU locking doors, which also require security authentication to open, and allow tenants to lease capacity in partial rack increments.

Autonomic and Software-Driven

Vapor IO software continuously monitors the critical environment and makes automatic adjustments based on actual IT load, providing for greater efficiency.  It can additionally issue warnings based on the status of sensors integrated into the VEM. The software also supports remote operations and security via an API built atop OpenDCRE. A human-friendly web-based application for operators connects directly to the Vapor Edge Module, making it easy to monitor multiple locations, create dashboards and reports, and perform enhanced remote hands operations.

Built for the edge

Vapor Edge Modules are easy to deploy, compact, cost effective and highly secure. Factory-assembled for direct delivery to edge locations, each VEM arrives as a single unit that can be placed directly on a concrete slab or piers. A fully-operational VEM can be installed at an edge site quickly—in timeframes measured in minutes, not months. Because security, remote operations and multi-tenant capabilities come standard, the Vapor Edge Module will appeal to landowners, building owners, infrastructure providers and other entities looking to build out an edge presence quickly.

For more about Vapor IO and its solutions, please visit www.vapor.io.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future by delivering a suite of hardware and software for edge computing. The company’s technology enables highly-distributed micro data centers to be embedded in the wireless and wireline infrastructure, colocated with the last mile or Radio Access Network (RAN), and meshed together with software and high-speed fiber for remote operations, fault tolerance, low-latency workloads, and scale. The company has also built Project Volutus, a partnership with landowners and infrastructure providers to deliver edge as a service using modern data center automation and a colocation business model. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

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Vapor IO Wins DatacenterDynamics Global Award for Edge Computing

Project Volutus recognized as industry-leading approach for edge computing and edge clouds

Austin, Texas – December 8, 2017 – Vapor IO, the definitive platform for edge computing and edge clouds, has been awarded in the 2017 DatacenterDynamics Global Awards program, winning the Living on the Edge category for Project Volutus. Seeking to celebrate the rising tide of edge data centers in all its forms, this award honors those taking a unique and innovative approach to housing IT at the customer edge, acting as an exemplar to the wider industry. Since the launch of Project Volutus  in June of this year, Vapor IO has enabled cloud providers, wireless carriers and web-scale companies to deliver cloud-based edge computing applications via a network of micro data centers deployed at the base of cell tower sites, with proven results.

“We are incredibly honored to receive an award so laser-focused on the goals we are working towards,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Edge computing represents the next generation of cloud required to support 5G, IoT, autonomous driving and other edge applications. Project Volutus will push the cloud and data center industries forward by unlocking revolutionary services and applications at the edge of the network. We’re thankful to the organizers at DCD for the recognition.”

With Project Volutus, Vapor IO is building the world’s largest network of distributed edge data centers. Project Volutus deploys edge computing deep into the urban infrastructure, building micro data centers literally at the base of cell towers and wireless access hubs, integrating them into the wireless infrastructure and tying them all back to centralized clouds. This edge infrastructure will support new applications, such as autonomous vehicles and augmented reality, which require cloud workloads that run at the very edge of the network where they can be near the data and devices they support. Project Volutus has the potential to be the world’s largest network of distributed edge data centers.

Vapor IO also announced today, Edgecon Aspen, a three-day forum to shape the next generation of edge computing, taking place in Aspen, January 24-26, 2018. For more information on the Edgecon Aspen announcement, please click here.

For more about Vapor IO and their solutions, please visit www.vapor.io.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future, at the edge. Working with cloud operators, MNOs, real estate holding companies and the world’s most innovative enterprises, Vapor provides software, hardware and technology for enabling large-scale edge computing and the next generation edge cloud. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

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Vapor IO Hosts World’s First Edgecon Conference in Aspen, January 24-26, 2018

A three-day forum to shape the next generation of edge computing

Austin, Texas – December 7, 2017 – Vapor IO, the definitive platform for edge computing and edge clouds, today announced Edgecon Aspen, a three day event focused on edge computing, gathering today’s top industry leaders for powerhouse brainstorming and high-impact networking sessions. Hosted by Vapor IO and Crown Castle, the event will take place January 24-26, 2018 in Aspen, Colorado.

Edgecon Aspen is an intimate gathering of edge computing’s most visionary builders. Sessions include high-impact keynotes, roundtable discussions and lighting talks. Participants range from telco executives and data center experts to IoT practitioners and major cloud providers. Together, attendees will shape the future of edge computing, discuss requirements, map out strategies and meet potential partners.

Current participants include:

  • Cole Crawford, CEO and founder, Vapor IO: Cole is one of the leading thinkers in edge computing today. With over 20 years of data center experience, and numerous patents for edge technologies, Cole is a sought out speaker and instigator, and is the founder of Edgecon.
  • Jim Young, COO, Crown Castle: Jim is part of the executive team at Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure. He will share his company’s vision for deploying edge compute across Crown’s portfolio of more than 40,000 cell towers and 60,000 route miles of fiber.
  • Ihab Tarazi, entrepreneur in residence, Sutter Hill Ventures: Ihab was most recently the CTO of Equinix, the world’s largest IBX data center & colocation provider. He is now EIR at Sutter Hill Ventures and will share his expertise in core and edge data centers.
  • Yuval Bachar, principal engineer, Data Center Architecture at Linkedin: Yuval leads LinkedIn’s edge computing efforts and will explain his use case for edge computing. He is also  President and Chairman of the Board at the Open19 Foundation, which has as one of its goals to make edge data center deployments easier.
  • Don Duet, COO, Vapor IO: As the former head of global technology at Goldman Sachs, Don is using his extensive operational and management experience to solve some of the largest computing challenges on the edge.

Also attending is special guest Bo Bridges. Mr. Bridges is a world-renowned advertising and fine art photographer whose passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio, regarded by ESPN as a “pyramid wall filled with iconic pieces of history,” is a diverse mix of professional athletes, celebrity portraits, and film and television campaigns, in addition to beautiful scenes and landscapes from around the world. Bo will be giving a special evening presentation where he relates edge computing to edge sports (skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing), and how those have evolved into mainstream activities. He will also be capturing Edgecon Aspen in his trademark photographic style.

Edgecon Aspen is the first in a series of Edgecon events to be held around the world, with more planned for 2018. Sign up is easy and the event is free of charge for confirmed guests. To request a spot at Edgecon Aspen, please visit edgecon.splashthat.com.

Vapor IO also announced today it has been recognized in the 2017 DatacenterDynamics Global Awards program, winning the Living on the Edge category for Project Volutus. For more on that announcement, please click here.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future, at the edge. Working with cloud operators, MNOs, real estate holding companies and the world’s most innovative enterprises, Vapor provides software, hardware and technology for enabling large-scale edge computing and the next generation edge cloud. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

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Vapor IO Names Top Financial Industry Technology Leader as President and COO

Don Duet, former head of the Goldman Sachs technology division, joins Vapor IO to help lead the next industry transformation around edge computing with Project Volutus

Austin, Texas – June 21, 2017 – Vapor IO, the next generation platform for edge clouds, today announced the appointment of Don Duet to the position of president and chief operating officer. Duet’s experience will help guide the company’s expansion of Project Volutus, a “data center as a platform” service which places thousands of micro data centers at the base of cell towers to enable cloud-based edge computing applications, including autonomous driving, augmented and virtual reality, IoT, and wireless 5G services.

“Project Volutus and Vapor Edge Computing represent the next frontier of cloud, and we couldn’t have found a better person than Don Duet to help lead the charge,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Don deeply understands low-latency edge computing and has been part of some of the most complex data centers in the world. He brings to Vapor IO a world-class level of operational excellence, a deep understanding of data center infrastructure, and a proven track record for innovation at scale. These traits make him a perfect fit for Vapor IO, and I’m excited to have him on board as we build out our vision for cloud services at the true edge of the wireless network.”

Prior to joining Vapor IO, Duet served as head of the Global Technology Division at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He joined Goldman Sachs’ New York office in 1988, serving in a number of positions within the Technology Division prior to assuming leadership positions in London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. He served as the Chief Information Officer for Goldman Sachs Asia from 2001 to 2006 and was named its Managing Director in 2000 and Partner in 2006. Duet holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Marist College.

“Vapor IO, and its just announced Project Volutus, will extend the cloud by placing thousands of micro data centers at the edge of the wireless network,” said Duet. “By combining Vapor IO’s hardware and software with its partners’ nationwide networks of cell towers and metro fiber, Project Volutus will create massive innovation in the cloud ecosystem. I’m looking forward to ushering in this next generation of edge services, from 5G wireless to autonomous driving. Vapor IO gives me an opportunity to work alongside startup entrepreneurs where I can leverage my expertise in creating critical, real time systems and architectures that I’ve obtained through my career in enterprise technology.”

As the world moves toward augmented and virtual reality, 5G wireless, autonomous driving, smart cities and IoT, thousands of micro data centers must be built at the farthest edge of the wireless network, bringing cloud computing closer to the devices and data. Vapor IO and its partners in Project Volutus are building a nationwide collection of data center facilities at the base of cell towers, woven into the urban infrastructure, one hop away from the wireless network. By seamlessly extending centralized data centers with a software-defined platform for orchestrating and managing thousands of highly-distributed data centers, Vapor IO is providing the industry’s first intelligent, “data center as a platform” edge solution. The launch of Project Volutus pushes the industry forward by enabling a new class of highly-distributed, low-latency applications, bringing Vapor Edge Computing to market and creating an entirely new way to approach cloud computing.

Additional information about Project Volutus can be found in today’s announcement here.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future. Working with cloud operators, telcos, real estate holding companies and the world’s most innovative enterprises, Vapor is enabling the next generation edge cloud. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

 

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Vapor IO Delivers True Edge Computing with Project Volutus

New initiative utilizes Vapor Edge Computing to deliver co-location and data center as a platform services at the base of cell towers, accelerating the delivery of emerging edge applications including IoT, autonomous driving, decentralized machine learning, AR/VR and 5G wireless

Austin, TX – June 21, 2017 –  Vapor IO, the next generation platform for edge clouds, today announced Project Volutus, which enables cloud providers, wireless carriers and web-scale companies to deliver cloud-based edge computing applications via a network of micro data centers deployed at the base of cell tower sites. The company also announced today that Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure, has made a minority investment in Vapor IO to accelerate the project’s development and deployment.

Project Volutus is a co-location and “data center as a platform” service, powered by Vapor Edge Computing.  Project Volutus offers fully-managed micro data centers at the base of cell towers, literally at the true edge of the wireless network. It combines Vapor IO’s patent pending hardware and software technology with the nation’s extensive network of cell towers and dense metro fiber to build and operate self-driving, distributed edge data centers in major metropolitan locations.

“Zettabytes of machine to machine communication and new application types will require a shift in how the industry thinks about data centricity and the delivery of edge services,” said Cole Crawford, CEO and founder of Vapor IO. “Project Volutus is the most cost-effective way to deliver cloud applications that benefit from last mile wireless proximity and sub 10-millisecond round trip latency. By locating Vapor IO’s technology at tower locations and connecting to dense metro fiber, we will provide the fastest, most economical way for cloud providers, telecom carriers and web-scale companies to deliver next generation edge services in every major US city.”

In addition to supporting traditional cloud applications, Project Volutus allows carriers to incorporate virtual Radio Access Networks, including those based on Intel Corporation’s FlexRAN reference design, for speed and scale when upgrading their networks. By cross-connecting the radio network directly to edge services and the internet, Project Volutus eliminates multiple network hops and facilitates a new breed of low-latency edge applications.

Project Volutus: The Dawn of Vapor Edge Computing

Using a retail co-location model, Project Volutus offers carrier and cloud-neutral micro data centers at the edge of the wireless network, giving cloud providers, web-scale companies and mobile network operators the power, rack space, network capacity and remote hands they need to scale high performance services and applications quickly to thousands of locations.

“Edge computing will be a key enabler of the applications everyone is talking about, including autonomous driving, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and 5G,” said Phil Kelley, senior vice president of corporate development and strategy for Crown Castle. “We believe our unique asset mix of approximately 40,000 tower locations and large metro fiber footprint is ideally positioned for a successful Volutus deployment.”

Project Volutus utilizes Vapor IO’s Vapor Chamber, the world’s first energy-efficient rack and enclosure system designed for edge environments. The Vapor Chamber is manufactured in partnership with Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™. Native support for Intel Corporation’s FlexRAN reference design provides versatility plus scale, making it possible to upgrade carrier networks cost-effectively while bridging cloud and mobile data with unprecedented ease.

Project Volutus also utilizes Vapor IO software (which is based upon OpenDCRE, the open source telemetry system for remote monitoring and operations), as well as Vapor IO’s commercial packages (Vapor CORE and Vapor Compass) delivered as a managed service. This allows Project Volutus operations teams, as well as Project Volutus customers, to manage thousands of ‘lights out’ Vapor Edge Computing locations from remote operations centers.

Project Volutus allows for any cloud native stack to exist at the very edge of the network, making it easy to deploy applications at scale across thousands of micro data centers, weaving massive amounts of compute and cloud directly into the urban fabric.

Data Center as a Platform

Project Volutus combines edge co-location with remote operations, intelligent cross-connects to wireless networks, and direct fiber routes to regional data centers and peering interconnects. It provides unique point-to-point, multi-point and mesh tower-to-tower connections, bypassing the multi-hop high-latency backhaul of the legacy wireless networks and delivering low millisecond round trips.

With Project Volutus, operators can automate their infrastructure and make real time workload decisions based on actual tower conditions, including latency and radio frequency congestion, as well as optimize network handoff and offload. Project Volutus offers direct fiber connections to cloud provider data centers, regional interconnect points and custom facilities.

Don Duet to Join Vapor IO

Vapor IO also announced today that Don Duet, former partner, managing director and head of the technology division at Goldman Sachs, has joined as President and Chief Operating Officer. Duet’s extensive experience will help guide the company’s expansion of Project Volutus. More on this announcement can be found here.

Ecosystem Partner Quotes

  • “Intel’s FlexRAN and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) software libraries provide an agile virtualized radio access network (vRAN) reference design that is an ideal foundation platform for Project Volutus. Intel’s FlexRAN reference design for virtual or Cloud RAN provides a vision that maximizes flexibility with programmable processors and FPGAs, enabling scaling for capacity and versatility for applications. By collaborating with wireless carriers and telecom equipment manufacturers running vRAN and MEC in Vapor Edge Computing locations, we can bring the network closer to the mobile user.  This will reduce network congestion by optimizing traffic flow between the core and the edge and create cost savings through the use of standard, high volume Intel® architecture servers.” – Caroline Chan, VP of 5G Infrastructure Division of Intel
  • “Flex has been designing and manufacturing critical elements of the telecommunications infrastructure for over 20 years and we’re proud to be Vapor IO’s manufacturing partner for the Vapor Chamber. The unique cylindrical configuration of the Vapor Chamber can facilitate the rapid growth of edge cloud deployments at the base of cell towers. Our platform services and global reach are uniquely capable of accelerating the deployment of Vapor Chambers in the field, and we look forward to Project Volutus expanding its footprint nationwide.” – Chris Winslow, senior vice president, Communications & Enterprise Compute, Flex
  • “Edge computing represents one of the unsolved areas of public cloud. Project Volutus with Vapor Edge Computing is the kind of physical platform innovation that is needed to solve the problem of latency specific computing. We’re excited to work with Vapor IO and Project Volutus to bring last mile edge computing to wireless networks.” – Zachary Smith, CEO and co-founder of Packet
  • “Project Volutus will be using Open19 to revolutionize the way edge data centers are built and serviced. By leveraging the Open19 platform, small micro data centers can deploy the mega data center technology. Volutus field technicians can snap together data centers using interchangeable parts, making it possible for them to build and operate thousands of edge data centers at the base of cell towers with the same kinds of efficiencies that we see in mega data centers today.” – Yuval Bachar, founder of the Open19 Foundation and principal engineer, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy at LinkedIn

First Deployments Roll Out Second Half 2017

Project Volutus will be available for early access in Q3 and multi-city rollouts are targeted to begin later in the year. To request a free consultation and early access, contact info@volutus.io or visit www.volutus.io.   

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future. Working with cloud operators, telcos, real estate holding companies and the world’s most innovative enterprises, Vapor is enabling the next generation edge cloud. For additional information, please visit www.vapor.io.

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