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CBRS at the Edge: Devices, Infrastructure and Spectrum

Over the past twenty years, we have seen an incredible rise in the number of mobile devices using wireless networks. Powerful mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are now the primary method for most of us to access the internet, and to connect with the...

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Making Edge Computing Deployable: The Kinetic Edge Alliance

Every day, more and more articles, white papers and discussions extol the virtues of the rapidly-evolving world of edge computing. With diverse use cases that include city-scale IoT, autonomous vehicles, and real-time mobile gaming, there is no shortage of new and...

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Powering Amazon Web Services at the Kinetic Edge

Every day, millions of developers use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create innovative applications that solve real world problems, leveraging the full power and capabilities of the AWS ecosystem. It has always been Vapor IO’s vision that edge complements cloud, and...

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The Engine Behind 5G: Edge Computing

Infrastructure edge computing, brought to fruition through the Kinetic Edge nationwide network of tower-connected edge data centers, will form the foundation of the nation’s 5G networks, assisting mobile operators as they upgrade their infrastructure and begin...

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MobiledgeX Delivers on Promise of a Public Mobile Edge

On February 13, 2019, Vapor IO announced the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA), a partnership that includes Deployment Partners — Federated Wireless, Linode, MobiledgeX, Packet and StackPath — and Technical Partners — Alef Mobitech, Detecon International, Hitachi Vantara,...

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Introducing the Kinetic Edge Alliance

One of the things we frequently hear is that there’s no one place to go, to really do edge. That is all changing. Today, Vapor IO has announced the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA), a partnership led by Vapor IO that includes Deployment Partners — Federated Wireless,...

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Why the Bandwidth Alliance Matters, and Why we Joined it

Today, Cloudflare announced the Bandwidth Alliance, a commercial collaboration of like-minded companies all committed to exchanging traffic across their networks for little or no cost. Bandwidth Alliance companies believes that all companies in the internet supply...

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Making Synse of Your Infrastructure

(The following blog post is written by Erick Daniszewski, a Senior Software Engineer at Vapor IO and maintainer of the Synse opensource project) At Vapor IO, we have been working hard on a hardware and software solution for the edge.  At the core of our software...

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The Kinetic Edge is Coming to You

Today we announced our Series C financing and our nationwide edge colocation business we call Kinetic Edge. Vapor IO now has the funding to deploy Kinetic Edge data centers in every major US metro area and we have plans to be underway in 100 locations by...

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Autonomous Vehicles are Here, Just Not the Ones You Think

 The recent tragedy in Tempe, Arizona, where an autonomous Uber killed a pedestrian, has encouraged us to rethink the timeline for autonomous cars on our highways. Despite millions of dollars worth of equipment and a human driver behind the wheel, the Uber did not see...

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Project Volutus: Extending the Cloud to the True Edge

Today, we are unveiling Project Volutus. Project Volutus seeks to build the world’s largest network of distributed edge data centers by placing thousands of Vapor Chambers at the base of cell towers and directly cross-connecting them to the wireless networks. This...

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Open19 and the Dawn of Vapor Edge Computing

Editor's Note: Today, Vapor IO and four other partners, including LinkedIn, Flex, GE Digital and HP Enterprise, announced their collaboration to establish the Open19 Foundation, an open community that will define data centers of the future. The past decade has been...

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Announcing: Vapor Edge for Telecom

There are over 100,000 cell towers in the US. If you count billboards, rooftops and other small cell sites, the number climbs to over 200,000. Most of these sites are concentrated in urban areas, though cell towers are really everywhere, including in our rural areas....

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Introducing Vapor Edge

Today we introduced Vapor Edge, an end-to-end platform for building out edge environments. This is a major milestone for Vapor IO, as we take a huge step forward in realizing our vision of data-driven data centers and bring to market a suite of technologies that help...

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Mark Musselman Joins Vapor IO

Jumping Into the Vapor Mark Musselman is Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Vapor IO, where he leads the company’s partnerships and its enterprise sales team. Mark comes to Vapor IO with over 20 years experience at both early stage and mature...

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The Mission

Our mission: Our vision, from inception, has been to build a data driven data center company. We live in a world of data, and we use this data to make physical systems more efficient and effective. We have anti-lock brakes that make us better drivers, converting...

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Currency-Based Scheduling in DCOS

    In my previous post (“Software is Eating the Data Center”), I discussed the fact that a modern data center should function and appear to users as a large computer that runs various workloads.  The work Vapor is doing to integrate OpenDCRE into DC/OS to provide...

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Software is Eating the Data Center

   We could not be more excited to announce our partnership with Mesosphere on the release of Open-Source DC/OS with OpenDCRE integration. Since the founding of Vapor IO, we have shared a common vision with Mesosphere: that the modern data center should work and...

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Release of OpenDCRE v1.1.0

Release of OpenDCRE v1.1.0

I’m proud to announce the release of OpenDCRE v1.1.0 today. OpenDCRE is an API and infrastructure for data center monitoring and management that runs on a Raspberry Pi, and operates at the scope of a single rack. OpenDCRE allows you to ditch your out-of-band (OOB) management network, and instead use power line communications (PLC) over a DC bus bar as the main data transport mechanism.

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Vapor CORE / OpenDCRE: A Primer

At Vapor IO, our team has been working on what we feel to be dramatic improvements for both hardware and software in the data center space.  As the VP of Software Engineering, it’s my job to lead the team designing and building the software that will modernize data...

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Last Mile “lock-in” and why that’s good for business

Last Mile “lock-in” and why that’s good for business

I've spent over a decade working with both for profit companies and of course non-profit companies to assist them in getting the most out of open source technology. Throughout my journey in this vast land of openness I have had some interesting questions posed to me....

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The Next Chapter in Data Centers – A Tale of Two Clouds

The Next Chapter in Data Centers – A Tale of Two Clouds

As we embark on the voyage of true hybrid clouds it's important that we don’t forget about the waters we’ve traveled and the waters ahead.  A familiar ocean with ports and established routes has been sailed for years.  It's a vast and rich environment though a new...

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