Vapor IO Wins Global Datacloud Award for Edge Innovation

2 min read
Jun 05, 2019

The company’s Kinetic Edge delivers the next generation internet, bringing cloud-like services to the edge of the wireless network

AUSTIN – June 5, 2019 – Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge™ and the leading provider of tower-connected edge colocation services, today announced the company has been named the Edge Innovation Award winner at the 2019 Datacloud Awards Ceremony in Monaco.  The annual awards showcase the most innovative companies, products and people globally influencing the digital infrastructure, data center, cloud, edge and hyperscale industries. Vapor IO won the 2019 Edge Innovation award for delivering superior user experience in connectivity and interconnections for edge data centers. Judge accolades cite the company’s Kinetic Edge as delivering the innovative, ultra-high scale connectivity demanded by today’s cloud users.

The Kinetic Edge combines software and high-speed connectivity to mesh together multiple micro data centers so they behave as a single logical data center. For developers and operators, it presents a geographically-dispersed collection of micro data centers as if they were within a single facility with multiple availability zones. With locations planned for all major US metro areas, Vapor IO is the leading partner for production-scale edge computing. The company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, IL and has plans to have projects underway in the top 30 US markets with over 100 sites.

“Vapor IO is reinventing the last mile network at the intersection of the wired and wireless world,” said Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO. “We are proud to offer a solution that enables spectrum owners,  cloud providers, CDNs, web scale companies and other innovative enterprises to place IT equipment in Kinetic Edge locations and interconnect through software. The Kinetic Edge platform optimizes bi-directional traffic from edge to core, providing unfettered low-latency access to the existing 4G LTE and emerging 5G wireless networks.”

Vapor IO also recently launched the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA), an industry alliance of leading software, hardware, networking and integration companies committed to driving the broad adoption of compute, storage, access and interconnection at the edge of the cellular network, simplifying edge computing for the masses. The Kinetic Edge Alliance combines critical infrastructure deployments with enabling edge technologies and expertise. Targeting the top 30 US metro markets which cover nearly 50% of the US population, the Alliance seeks to establish critical mass for nationwide edge computing.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge colocation and interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless network. Serving the world’s largest wireless carriers, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge delivers the most flexible, highly-distributed edge infrastructure at the edge of the wireless network. The company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, IL, and has plans to have projects underway in the top 20 US markets with 100+ sites by 2020. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

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