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Hangar and Vapor IO to Deliver Autonomous Robotics at the Kinetic Edge

Real-time system includes new data sources that support autonomous drones, cars and robotics

Austin, Texas – March 27, 2018 – Vapor IO, the leader in edge computing and edge data centers, and Hangar, the world’s first robotics-as-a-system data acquisition platform, today announced plans for a commercial implementation of Hangar’s Autonomous Robotics for Industry on top of Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge™. The implementation consists of Hangar’s Robotics-as-a-System™ (RaaS) platform running on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge, deployed to Project Volutus edge locations. Hangar’s RaaS platform will utilize Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge sites for safe navigation, connectivity, situational and airspace awareness, drone storage, drone recharging, high-speed data ingest and low latency processing.

“The tens of thousands of autonomous robots being deployed by public and private organizations will require a national edge infrastructure,” said Jeff DeCoux, founder and CEO of Hangar. “As these robotics go to work, they will depend on low-latency services at the edge, including precision navigation, micro-climate decision support, and high speed ingest of data to assure safe and secure deployment. We have been working with Vapor IO for over a year and are confident that the Kinetic Edge will meet these needs now and into the future.”

 

Autonomous Robotics at the Kinetic Edge

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge deconstructs the traditional “large building” data center into a cluster of tightly-integrated hyper-local micro data centers connected by high-speed fiber and embedded in the urban fabrics, such as at the base of cell towers. The distributed nature of the Kinetic Edge makes it possible to span an entire city, provide low-latency hyperscale compute at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. In essence, the Kinetic Edge presents a city-sized, software-controlled virtual data center that, while comprised of IT equipment spread across hundreds of square miles, behaves as if located in the same building. The first Kinetic Edge deployment is underway in Chicago.

Hangar’s Robotics-as-a-System will use the Kinetic Edge to plan and execute autonomous missions that produce 4D Visual Insights for Enterprises in many industries. Hangar’s real-time system includes data sources that are required for autonomous robotics, but is also capable of delivering on the requirements for autonomous cars, including precision navigation, microlocation, microclimate and universal traffic assistance.

“Hangar has run hundreds of thousands of drone missions, capturing imagery for millions of objects. They are the de facto standard for autonomous drone deployments,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Combining Hangar’s technology with Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge will create a nationwide footprint for completely autonomous drone missions, paving the way to deliver critical infrastructure for all types autonomous vehicles, not just drones, but also cars and trucks.”

By partnering to deliver Robotics-as-a-System capabilities at the Kinetic Edge, the companies aim to deliver:

  • Enormous economic value. Autonomous robots will let municipalities and commercial businesses perform highly-specialized tasks, such as building or infrastructure inspections, at much lower costs and achieve much better outcomes. Gartner estimates that $3.7 Billion was generated from approximately 175k commercial drones in 2017. A recent study by AUVSI estimates that In the US alone, drones have the potential to create $82 billion in positive economic impacts and generate more than 100,000 jobs by 2025.
  • A nationwide and open platform for real-time Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X). By encouraging diverse ecosystem players to leverage the Kinetic Edge as a general-purpose, shareable platform, Vapor IO seeks to enable services for autonomous vehicles that will include precision navigation, microlocation, microclimate awareness and universal traffic assistance.
  • Rich autonomous ecosystem. By offering a single, shared and open infrastructure to support any number of autonomous devices—not just drones, but also cars, trucks—the Kinetic Edge will attract a diverse ecosystem of suppliers and consumers of shared autonomous services.

The Kinetic Edge and Project Volutus

The Kinetic Edge will be rolled out in the US via Project Volutus, a partnership that was announced in June of last year. Project Volutus seeks to deploy a nationwide network of Kinetic Edge micro data centers in key metropolitan cities and the partners are now deploying to the first cities, including Chicago as the first Kinetic Edge city. By building Hangar’s Robotics-as-a-System on top of Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge, the companies plan to leverage infrastructure for autonomous robotics across the entire network of Project Volutus cities as they come online.

For more about Vapor IO, and to learn about Vapor Kinetic Edge and Project Volutus, please visit www.vapor.io and www.volutus.io . For additional information on Hangar and their suite of offerings, please visit www.hangar.com.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO has developed the first end-to-end platform for building and operating autonomous data centers at the edge of the network. Referred to as the Kinetic Edge, Vapor IO’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.

About Hangar

Hangar, the world’s first robotics-as-a-system data acquisition platform, exists to serve and nurture an ecosystem of mobile robotics software, hardware, services and data for large enterprises and infrastructure owners. Our partners include hardware manufacturers of aerobotic drones, mobile robots, and sensor platforms; professional service providers including drones-as-a-service providers, robots-as-a-service providers, and data transformation innovators, computer vision, machine learning and analytics software firms. This Hangar powered ecosystem shares a strong belief and desire to bring 4D Visual Insight to provide improved efficiency, safety, innovation and digital transformation and empowerment to our collective customers and their industries. For additional information, please visit www.Hangar.com.

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Vapor IO and Packet Introduce World’s First 5G-as-a-Service, Revolutionizing the Wireless Carrier Operating Model

Companies to deliver 5G-capable infrastructure, connectivity and edge computing, on demand

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Vapor IO, the leader in edge computing and edge data centers, and Packet, the leading bare metal cloud for developers, today announced plans to deliver 5G-as-a-Service (5GaaS) deployed to Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge. This offering consists of 5G capable infrastructure and connectivity deployed to edge locations and packaged as a “pay as you go” service, launching first in Chicago later this year as part of Vapor IO’s Project Volutus.

“As wireless technology moves to commoditized x86 and ARM servers, cloud-like operating models will become the de facto standard”

“As wireless technology moves to commoditized x86 and ARM servers, cloud-like operating models will become the de facto standard,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Spectrum owners should not have to build a distributed data center footprint from scratch when they can lease 5G infrastructure capacity on demand. Through Volutus and 5G-as-a-Service, operators can optimize their CAPEX/OPEX and improve their balance sheet while creating more agility. Both incumbent spectrum owners and new entrants will accelerate their 5G rollouts at lower costs while achieving the privacy and security they have come to expect.”

Just as public cloud providers use hyperscale data centers in centralized locations to deliver compute as a service, Project Volutus, in combination with this 5GaaS offering, will use Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge micro data centers in regions optimized to deliver 5G-capable infrastructure as a service. Project Volutus ecosystem partners include Crown Castle, Intel, Flex, the Open19 Foundation, Vapor IO, Packet and others.

Delivering 5G-as-a-Service

Vapor IO and Packet will collaborate on the deployment and operations of the 5GaaS offering. Vapor IO will oversee the physical facilities, operate the lit fiber networking, and provide real-time infrastructure management. Packet will operate the compute service as an “on demand” utility, making 5G-enabled infrastructure available in minutes via its portal, API and DevOps integration like Terraform and Ansible. Telcos and spectrum owners, as well as users of unlicensed spectrum, will be able to deploy 5G services using both highly flexible hourly and spot market models, as well as with long-term reservations that offer discounts based on commitments.

“5G-as-a-Service is a logical extension of the centralized cloud computing model, only delivered in edge data centers with carrier-grade equipment,” said Zachary Smith co-founder and CEO of Packet. “With this partnership, operators and content players can deploy 5G infrastructure with the agility and economics of the traditional cloud, powering new low-latency services at the network edge.”

Some of the benefits of 5G-as-a-Service include:

  • Disruptive operating model for wireless services: Delivering 5G as a pay-as-you-go utility allows operators to shift costs from CapEx to OpEx and focus on end user services rather than on building and operating cloud data centers.
  • Accelerated deployment of 5G: By offloading capital investment and leveraging shared resources, 5G infrastructure can be deployed much more quickly and at much lower cost.
  • Increased competition and industry agility: The shared, open, and fully-managed infrastructure can support a large number of carriers and spectrum owners, lowering the barriers to entry and making it possible for new and smaller players to compete with incumbents.
  • New services: By using 5G-as-a-Service, operators can easily cross-connect with other tenants on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge, making it easy to tap into organizations and developers building new services, including MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) and edge cloud services. This paves the way for new, edge-based applications including autonomous vehicles, mobile AR/VR, and low-latency IoT.

The companies will roll out 5G-as-a-Service later this year, first in Chicago, IL, the premiere Project Volutus Kinetic Edge city, with other US cities to follow.

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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.

About Packet

Packet is the leading bare metal cloud for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy – powering over 60k deployments each month. In addition to its global public cloud, Packet’s unique “Private Deployment” model enables companies to automate their own infrastructure in facilities all over the world. Packet is a proud member of the Open19 Foundation, as well as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), where it donates and manages the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab. Additionally, Packet supports many open source projects, including Memcached.org, NixOS, Docker, and Kernel.org. To learn more, please visit www.packet.net.

 

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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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