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Vapor IO and Digital Realty Integrate Platforms in Three Markets to Enable “Killer Apps” for Edge

Combined data center and networking infrastructure enables cloud-to-core-to-edge applications, including 4G & 5G networks, distributed AI, IoT, robotics, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality

AUSTIN, Texas – June 24, 2020Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge® platform and the first nationwide provider of neutral host edge colocation, networking and exchange services, and Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, today announced the availability of a joint core-to-edge solution in three U. S. metro areas. The solution connects Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL™ with Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge services, making it easier for joint customers to deliver low-latency edge applications.

The combined solution is now available first in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, with plans for expansion to other cities. The initial 3-market deployment provides key locations for companies looking to test and validate new edge-native applications and workflows that connect and coordinate traffic exchange between PlatformDIGITAL™ and Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge deployments.

The two companies announced their collaboration in October of 2019 and have since completed the integration in the first three markets. The companies are now working closely on initial proof of concept workloads that will operate seamlessly together, whether deployed near the access edge on the Kinetic Edge platform or at the regional edge in Digital Realty’s centers of data exchange. Digital Realty’s connected campuses form an ideal meeting place to coordinate workloads and extend connections, making possible new distributed workflows spanning from distributed core to the access edge.

“We’ve always said the first ‘killer apps’ for the edge would be economics and the proverbial easy button,” said Cole Crawford, CEO & founder of Vapor IO. “Our collaboration with Digital Realty combines the cloud proximity, core, regional edge and interconnect capabilities of PlatformDIGITAL with the low-latency, distributed architecture of our Kinetic Edge service, offering a combined edge-to-core platform that is already enabling valuable emerging use cases.”

“Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL is a first of its kind global data center platform designed to help customers scale digital business,” said Chris Sharp, CTO of Digital Realty. “By integrating Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge Exchange into Digital Realty’s campuses as part of PlatformDIGITAL, workloads in these locations can elastically span from the core to the edge, enabling new distributed workflows that dynamically scale digital business.”

Customers can work with solution architects from Digital Realty and Vapor IO to build a deployment model that optimizes infrastructure for specific use cases. Use cases enabled by the collaboration can benefit from accelerated time to market, lowered costs and optimal performance. Some of these use cases include:

  • 4G & 5G Networks: Build public and private networks that leverage neutral hosts that can support virtualization efforts for both core market sites as well as edge sites in close proximity to RAN aggregation points.
  • Distributed AI: Instantiate a virtuous cycle of core model development with edge inferencing, and enable use cases like factory automation and smart IoT.
    IoT and Robotics: Augment the real world with smart machines, including telemetry control from the edge, storage at the core, and give machines the power to see with distributed AI.
  • Autonomous Vehicles: Enhance safety and performance with distributed AI and supported by core-to-edge infrastructure on land, sea or air, with large-scale training and data storage at the core.
  • Augmented Reality: Solve industrial, professional and personal AR together with real-time AI inferencing and rendering at the edge, as well as training, content generation and storage at the core.

“Vapor IO’s partnership with Digital Realty enables a comprehensive edge connectivity solution from the last mile to the cloud,” said Ned Bellavance, Analyst for GigaOm. “The Kinetic Edge network from Vapor IO provides a distributed mesh of local sites with exchange points connecting to private data centers, internet providers, and cloud networks. The PlatformDIGITAL solution from Digital Realty enables customers to build the network they need for core to cloud solutions.”

About Vapor IO
Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, colocation and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. The company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly-distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.
Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Vapor IO Presents First Ever Virtual Edgecon on June 24

Includes interactive sessions, live Q&As and real-time one-on-one meeting requests with other attendees

AUSTIN, Texas – June 8, 2020 –  Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edgeplatform, the first nationwide platform for edge colocation, networking and exchange services, announced its first virtual Edgecon, bringing the best of edge together, online, in a brand new way. Attendees join leading experts in edge computing for interactive sessions, live Q&As and the ability to request one-on-one meetings with other attendees in real-time. The event takes place June 24.

Speakers include Cole Crawford, CEO/founder of Vapor IO, Chris Sharp, CTO of Digital Realty, and Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Professor, Computer Scientist at Carnegie Mellon. 

Sessions include: 

  • Edge to Core: Realizing New Opportunities with Cole Crawford and Chris Sharp: Edge computing is enabling a gradient of resources that stretches from the edge back to the regional data center. How can these resources enable intelligent workloads that span from edge to core? How can edge and core be integrated effectively, and can real intelligent infrastructure exist? 
  • Edge-native Applications: Past, Present and Future with Mahadev “Satya” Satyanarayanan: Edge computing pioneer, Satya, will give his perspective on the past, present and future of edge applications as the industry progresses and edge adoption increases.
  • Use Cases for a Distributed World: Building Tomorrow: Panel discussion on the key elements of optimal edge-native use cases and how can we build them out.

Edgecon is free of charge for confirmed guests. Register at https://virtualedgecon2020.splashthat.com.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, colocation and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. The company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly-distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved.

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Vapor IO Empowers the Autonomous Edge with Synse 3.0

Open source platform helps accelerate IT/OT convergence, making environmental data actionable within a data center

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge™ platform, the first nationwide platform for edge colocation, networking and exchange services, today announced Synse 3.0, the next generation of its open source API for making environmental data actionable within the network and data center. The developers of Synse 3.0 rebuilt portions of the code, making it massively scalable and adaptable, and now includes the 2.0 version of the SDK, making it extremely easy for third parties to build drivers that integrate new types of equipment and sensors.

“Synse 3.0 is a potential game-changer for how Section delivers edge workloads for our partners, and we’re looking to incorporate its environmental data into our patent-pending Adaptive Edge Engine”

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“As thousands of geographically distributed, lights-out data centers emerge at the edge, we have no choice but to make our infrastructure and applications autonomous,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Without the IT/OT convergence enabled by Synse, you don’t have enough context to properly automate edge environments. Synse 3.0 provides an open source mechanism for exposing critical environmental information that impacts servers and workloads, further empowering the autonomous edge.”

IT/OT Convergence

In traditional data centers, the IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) rarely converge. The teams responsible for managing the servers and applications seldom have access to the OT performance data, which makes it difficult or impossible for them to make fully-informed decisions about resilience and workload optimization. For example, it’s much harder to diagnose or predict the failure of a hard drive without combining the drive’s performance over time with information from the surrounding facilities environment, such fluctuations in the HVAC system or air pressure at the server backplane.

Synse provides access to a wide variety of data streams, including the operating statuses of HVAC systems, fire suppression systems, security systems and sensors for things like pressure, vibration, temperature and humidity. Synse connects to environmental sensors and operational devices via plug-in drivers. Some common drivers, such as those for SNMP, IPMI, Intel AMT and Modbus, are already available in the Synse open source. Any drivers that don’t exist can be built with the Synse SDK.

The Synse Server organizes the data it consumes, then presents it through an API that can be queried with an HTTP request. Reliability and operations teams can then use their favorite tools to connect to a Synse server and ingest OT data for analysis and action. Synse data can be routed to open source analytics systems, such as Prometheus and Grafana, or be processed by proprietary systems according to user needs.

Workload Orchestration at the Edge

Edge environments demand the intelligent orchestration of workloads to make the best use of resources and to deliver high SLAs, such as those for resilience and latency. Software orchestrators, such as those used with container management systems like Mesos and Kubernetes, can be customized to include data from Synse when making workload placement and migration decisions. For example, a machine-learning algorithm could be built to predict server failures and that information could be used by an orchestration engine to start workloads on other servers, even those in other facilities, in order to mitigate any downtime caused by a failure.

“Synse 3.0 is a potential game-changer for how Section delivers edge workloads for our partners, and we’re looking to incorporate its environmental data into our patent-pending Adaptive Edge Engine,” said Wesley Reisz, VP of Technology at Section, a partner of Vapor IO. “The Adaptive Edge Engine allows our platform to dynamically reshape points of presence – and the workloads that run on them – based on real-time data. The possibility of extending those insights with Synse 3.0, with the added benefit of tying into tools that we already use like Prometheus and Grafana, could have an important impact on the way we run applications at the edge.”

Using Synse

Anybody can use, extend and adapt Synse free of charge. Synse 3.0 is licensed under an open source GNU General Public License v3.0, and includes the following components:

  • Synse API: Uniform API for presenting sensor and environmental information from data centers.
  • Synse Server: HTTP server that runs locally in a facility and which connects to operational equipment and sensors via plugins.
  • Synse Plugins: Device and protocol drivers used by the Synse server. A growing library of plugins are being made available as part of the Synse open source and developers can use the Synse SDK to customize existing plugins or build new ones.
  • Synse CLI: Tool for querying Synse from the command line.
  • Synse SDK: Software development kit for building Synse plugins.

For detailed information on getting started with Synse 3.0, read the documentation or access the GitHub repo.

Use Cases

Here are a few use cases for Synse:

  1. Data center monitoring: Synse is designed to work alongside and augment existing monitoring and DCIM tools. It provides powerful data feeds capable of augmenting existing monitoring solutions. As an example, Vapor IO uses Synse to power the company’s NOC (Network Operations Center) as well as its Kinetic Edge Portal (which lets customers view environmental status surrounding their equipment).
  2. Resilience: Service uptime in highly-distributed edge environments demands software-based highly-available (HA) systems, such as those offered by platforms like Mesos and Kubernetes. Synse can provide crucial environmental information that can inform automated schedulers, allowing them to make the best placement decisions to ensure software-based failover in the event of a facilities outage. For example, Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge lets application providers treat an entire city as one large, virtual data center. By using technologies such as Kubernetes and Mesos to implement high-availability services on the Kinetic Edge using Synse, applications can achieve uptimes well in excess of the industry standard 99.999%.
  3. Predictive maintenance & self-remediation: By using Synse environmental data to contextualize other data sources, more accurate and sophisticated machine learning models can be built that provide predictive maintenance and autonomous remediation solutions. For example, prior to Synse you might know that a hard drive failed; but, with Synse, you might be able to correlate those failures to power surges or temperature fluctuations that can be used to improve predictive maintenance algorithms.
  4. Remote operations: In addition to supporting API calls for reading data from operational equipment, Synse can also be used to control equipment remotely. Vapor IO uses this capability of Synse to implement its remotely operable lights-out data centers.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, colocation and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. Serving the world’s largest carriers, operators, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly-distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved.

Cole Crawford Re-elected to the LF Edge Governing Board for 2nd Term

Founder and CEO of Vapor IO continues to serve on The LF Edge Governing Board, helping to accelerate edge computing through standardizing around open source efforts

AUSTIN, Texas – March 12, 2020 –  Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge™ platform, the first nationwide platform for edge colocation, networking and exchange services, today announced that Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, will continue on as an LF Edge General Member Board Representative for 2020. LF Edge is an umbrella organization within The Linux Foundation working to establish open, interoperable frameworks for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system.

Cole Crawford was first elected to the LF Edge Governing Board in 2019, as a founding General Board Member, and will serve again in 2020.

“I am honored to continue supporting The Linux Foundation as the gold standard for collaborative open source projects,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “We made a lot of progress in 2019 as we established the founding LF Edge projects and brought together the entire edge computing ecosystem. LF Edge continues to demonstrate the power of industry collaboration. Their open source governance model is standardizing deployments in edge computing, which helps accelerate our industry. I’m thrilled to continue serving the community.”

Accelerating Standards for Edge Computing

LF Edge organizes complementary edge computing projects and helps speed up industry adoption through collaboration and open source governance. LF Edge comprises seven projects: Akraino Edge Stack, Baetyl,  EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, the Open Glossary of Edge Computing, the Home Edge Project, and Project EVE. Vapor IO is a founding member of LF Edge and continues to be a lead contributor to the Open Glossary of Edge Computing. Cole is a strong open source advocate and believes The LF Edge framework of projects will help organizations build edge applications more quickly and with more interoperability.

“It’s an honor to continue to have Cole Crawford on the LF Edge Governing Board,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “Together we are establishing a unified open source framework for the edge, and Cole’s background and work at Vapor IO makes him a valued member of the team.”

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, colocation and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. Serving the world’s largest carriers, operators, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly-distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved.

Vapor IO Partners with Cloudflare on Nationwide Deployment

Partnership will deliver Cloudflare’s cloud services on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform in 36 U.S. cities, enabling a new class of low-latency edge-to-core applications

AUSTIN, TX — January 22, 2020 — Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge® platform and Kinetic Edge Exchange™ (KEX), the first fully-integrated hardware and software platform for edge colocation, exchange and networking services, today announced Cloudflare (NYSE: NET) will be rolling out its cloud services on the Kinetic Edge platform, nationwide.

“Cloudflare is a true edge pioneer,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “By offering Cloudflare’s performance and security services through Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform, we will collectively unleash a new generation of applications that demand ultra-low latency and high bandwidth capabilities at the edge of the network. Developers will be able to deploy Cloudflare Workers® to run serverless applications in Kinetic Edge cities, in close proximity to the devices they serve. Together we will drive the Third Act of the Internet, a fundamental re-architecting of how data is created, ingested, processed and routed at the outermost edges of the Internet.”

36 Markets by 2021

Also announced today, Vapor IO completed its Series C financing, raising a total of $90 million to build out its Kinetic Edge platform in 36 U.S. markets by the end of 2021. The company’s Kinetic Edge platform is already live in Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Dallas, and the company is building out an additional 16 multi-site cities in 2020.

The first 36 cities to feature the Kinetic Edge platform are (in alphabetical order): Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. 

“Vapor IO has an aggressive rollout plan that spans the entire U.S.,” said Nitin Rao, Head of Global Infrastructure at Cloudflare. “Our mission is to help build a better Internet and our customers demand from us the most performant platform with a consistent experience across geographies. By partnering with Vapor IO, we’re able to deliver the benefits of our edge computing platform, Cloudflare Workers, to a wide array of new locations.” 

About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, colocation and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. Serving the world’s largest carriers, operators, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly-distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved. 

About Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s platform protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, London, Munich, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney.

Vapor IO Raises $90 Million to Build Out Its Kinetic Edge® Platform

Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle fund an accelerated coast-to-coast deployment of Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge. With 20 cities underway, the company maintains its position as the nation’s largest provider of interconnected edge facilities.

AUSTIN, TX — January 22, 2020 — Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge® platform and Kinetic Edge Exchange™ (KEX), the first nationwide platform for edge colocation and networking services, today announced an additional investment by private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle, bringing its aggregate Series C funding to $90 million. The latest tranche of funding will accelerate the company’s build-out of its coast-to-coast Kinetic Edge platform. 

“The Third Act of the Internet requires that we build out edge computing infrastructure as quickly as possible,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “By deploying Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge exchange, colocation, and networking services in the top U.S. markets, we provide a platform to deliver low-latency edge capabilities at the intersection of the wireline and wireless networks. With a total of 36 multi-site markets coming online over the next 24 months, we expect to be the largest provider of edge colocation, edge networking, and edge exchange services in close proximity to the last mile networks.”

Already deployed in Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Dallas, the company has another 16 markets in pre-construction, most of which it expects to build out in 2020. The company plans to deliver its Kinetic Edge platform to the top 36 U.S. metropolitan markets by the end of 2021.

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform is a fully-integrated system of edge colocation, networking, and exchange services that operates at city-scale in key metropolitan regions. The Kinetic Edge uses custom data centers, dedicated fiber, and networking services to deliver a complete solution for infrastructure edge computing.

The nation’s largest carriers, cloud providers, CDNs, web-scale companies, and innovative private enterprises place their compute, storage, and networking technologies in Kinetic Edge locations, which are strategically located near the existing wired and wireless access networks, including emerging 5G wireless networks. Vapor IO’s unique edge architecture creates city-sized logical data centers by combining geographically dispersed micro data centers into a single fabric on a metropolitan basis, allowing its customers to operate servers in locations that are closest to the access networks, near the end users and devices to enable the next generation of applications and services.

The Kinetic Edge Exchange and Digital Realty

In November, Vapor IO announced its Kinetic Edge Exchange (KEX) service, the world’s first software-defined system for interconnection in edge locations. The company also announced a multi-city deployment with Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. By deploying the Kinetic Edge Exchange on PlatformDIGITAL™, the companies make it possible for customers to build new distributed workflows spanning dynamically from core to edge.

20 Markets Underway; 36 Markets by 2021

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge is deployed in Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Dallas. The company has also begun pre-construction activities in 16 additional markets and has plans to deploy its coast-to-coast Kinetic Edge platform in a total of 36 markets by the end of 2021.

“Vapor IO has the key ingredients to deliver critical edge computing infrastructure to the top U.S. metropolitan markets,” said Josh Johnson, principal at Berkshire Partners. “We believe they have the technology, expertise, and access to the required land and fiber to build a nationwide footprint. We’re excited to partner with Vapor IO as they deploy fully-integrated edge solutions that improve performance, reduce costs and enable new applications for their customers.”

The first 20 cities to feature the Kinetic Edge platform are (in alphabetical order): Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. 

Nationwide Partnership with Cloudflare

Vapor IO also today announced a nationwide partnership with Cloudflare. As part of this partnership, Cloudflare will roll out its cloud services via the Kinetic Edge platform across 36 U.S. cities. This partnership will unleash a new class of applications, giving developers the power to run serverless functions through the Kinetic Edge platform, in close proximity to end users and devices, using Cloudflare Workers® as well as extending Cloudflare’s security, performance, and reliability services even farther out at the edge.

What is the Kinetic Edge Platform?

By placing IT equipment on the Kinetic Edge platform, companies enable a new class of applications that depend on low latency Internet services near the devices that utilize them. Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform is the first integrated system that delivers the fundamental infrastructure services required to deliver edge native applications. Kinetic Edge services include:

  • Kinetic Edge Colocation: Kinetic Edge Colocation offers customers the ability to place compute, storage and networking equipment in close proximity to the last mile networks, making it possible to deliver low-latency edge services. The Kinetic Edge services utilize Vapor IO’s patent-protected enclosure systems, which feature the proprietary Vapor Chamber and Vapor Edge Modules, which are carrier neutral facilities designed with multiple layers of physical and logical security appropriate for a multi-tenant facility. Multiple colocation sites in any one Kinetic Edge city can be treated as availability zones for resilience delivered via high availability software techniques, such as those available with Kubernetes.
  • Kinetic Edge Networking: Networking on the Kinetic Edge platform is provided by the Kinetic Edge Fabric, a combination of physical fiber networks across each Kinetic Edge city. The fabric offers granular software-defined controls to create the network infrastructure needed for each customer or application on top of a flexible foundation. The Kinetic Edge Portal lets customers create real-time, virtual private networks that span multiple data centers across the city.
  • Kinetic Edge Exchange (KEX): Edge meet-me rooms and the software-defined Kinetic Edge Exchange services provide interconnection and data exchange capabilities at every Kinetic Edge location, making it easy for networks on the Kinetic Edge platform to cross-connect via the Kinetic Edge Portal, gaining high-speed access to last-mile networks, regional data centers, metropolitan aggregation points and interconnection centers, as well as public cloud and private data centers.

About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge colocation and edge exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. Serving the world’s largest wireless carriers, cable operators, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform delivers the most flexible, highly-distributed edge infrastructure, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Pittsburgh. By the end of 2020, the company plans to have its Kinetic Edge live in 20 US metropolitan markets, furthering its goal to deploy over 100 data centers in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO, all rights reserved.