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The Vapor Edge Module

The only modular data center built for the Kinetic Edge.

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Designed for Edge

The all-in-one Vapor Edge Module was designed for edge locations. It can support up to 150 kW of critical IT load and operate in harsh environments—the base of a cell tower, the floor of a parking garage, and other equally exposed locations.

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Built for Multi-Tenancy

The economics of edge computing benefit from shared infrastructure, Why build an entire data center when you can lease what you need? The Vapor Edge Module provides secure co-location for all tenants as part of the Kinetic Edge.

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Remotely Operable

Built-in software for autonomic operation and remotely accessible APIs means Vapor Edge Modules require no on-site staff. Vapor IO’s software can maintain thousands of Kinetic Edge sites from a central Network Operations Center (NOC).

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Deploys in Minutes, not Months

Factory-assembled and tested, Vapor Edge Modules go directly from the shop floor to the site, making it the most flexible and cost-efficient way to build and operate data centers at the edge of the wireless network, on the Kinetic Edge.

The Fastest Way to Deploy at the Edge

Building out Kinetic Edge capacity to serve customer demand requires the ability to deploy new sites quickly. Data centers often take months or years to deploy, whereas Vapor Edge Modules arrive on a semi-trailer, are easily craned onto a concrete pad or piers, and can be made operational in less than a day. Each Vapor Edge Module supports up to 150 kW of critical IT load and provides for up to 30 separate physically- and electronically-isolated tenant zones. The Vapor Edge Module utilizes Vapor IO software for autonomic operation, remote lights out maintenance, and programmatic API-driven control.

The Vapor Edge Module is a key part of the Kinetic Edge. Its purpose-built construction and edge-focused design allow Vapor IO to deploy Kinetic Edge sites wherever and whenever possible.

Multi-Layer Security, Designed for Unsupervised Access

Edge locations cannot cost-effectively support on-site personnel, so the Vapor Edge Module was designed to provide unsupervised access, protecting against unauthorized users with more than four layers of security.

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Exterior access controls prevent unauthorized entrance to the service alcove where only authenticated personnel may access equipment.

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IT equipment residing in the Vapor Chamber is secured behind a metal wall.

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The Vapor Chamber rests on a motorized turntable. When authorized personnel authenticate themselves, the Chamber rotates to the correct rack position and provides access to authorized racks via an opening in the service alcove.

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Video cameras mounted on the exterior and interior can record all activity and transmit real time footage to a network operations center (NOC).

Adaptive Cooling

Location and climate play an important role in determining which cooling strategies are best for each environment. The strategy you use to cool a data center in Florida will be very different from the strategy you use to cool a data center in North Dakota. The Vapor Edge Module utilizes patented HVAC technology from BasX that seamlessly adapts to any climate, requires no outside water and rivals the efficiency of cooling in hyperscale data centers.

No Sharp Corners

Each Vapor Edge Module is built around a specially-designed Vapor Chamber with six IT racks, and a software-and-sensor-controlled cooling system. The Chamber resides behind a security shield, resting on a motorized turntable. As tenants authenticate, the Chamber rotates to present the exact locking rack to the authorized service person.

Engineered for the Edge

The Vapor Edge Module radically improves upon the efficiency and deployability of traditional micro modular data centers, making it a core component of the Kinetic Edge.

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Extensively Engineered

Designed using computational fluid dynamics, the Vapor Edge Module has unmatched cooling performance and space utilization. The outer shell is weather-hardened for harsh locations, and the factory-assembled and tested modules are customized at the factory and delivered to each site as a single, highly-reliable unit.

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Multi-Tenant at the Edge

A single Vapor Edge Module can accommodate up to 24 separate tenants. Each tenant’s IT equipment is physically and electronically isolated behind four layers of access-controlled security. Requiring no on-site personnel, the Vapor Edge Module automatically presents only authorized racks to authenticated service personnel within a secure alcove. Each tenant can only access their equipment.

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All-in-one, Flexible

The self-contained Vapor Edge Module incorporates critical data center systems, including power distribution, cooling, fire suppression, security, and racks for IT equipment. The Vapor Edge Module also benefits from the world’s most advanced cooling system, built using BasX patented technologies used in hyperscale data centers.

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Autonomic

The Vapor Edge Module continuously monitors nearly 100 sensors for pressure, temperature, and other real-time conditions. Sensor data is stored and processed by the on-board Vapor Edge Controller, which makes autonomic adjustments, optimizing cooling and energy consumption without any human intervention.

A Complete System

The Vapor Edge Module is a complete system of hardware and software technologies developed by Vapor IO, finely-tuned to work in concert to efficiently house, protect and cool IT equipment in Kinetic Edge environments.

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Completely self-contained; incorporates all of the key critical systems: power distribution, cooling, security, fire suppression, and racking systems for IT equipment.

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Factory-assembled, factory-tested, delivered as one unit.

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Weather-hardened for the most extreme locations.

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Can be installed in a day and be placed directly on a concrete slab or structural piers.

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Can accommodate up to 24 tenants and up to 150 Kw of critical IT load.

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A key part of the Kinetic Edge.

Managing & Monitoring

VAPOR EDGE PORTAL

Provides a web-based platform for planning and managing your Kinetic Edge deployments. This is your all-in-one tool for operating at the edge.

REMOTE HANDS

Use our Remote Hands service to send skilled personnel to any of our Kinetic Edge locations. Our technicians will perform remote work at your direction, whether it’s hand rebooting a machine or swapping out a server.

APIs

Monitor and control your equipment and its environment with our APIs. Build automated operational tools to troubleshoot and respond to real-time conditions. Integrate with tools such as Slack and PagerDuty to send alerts that flag irregularities to your team for analysis and response.

Vapor Edge Module Specs

Outside Dimensions 12.5ft wide, 12.5ft tall and 30ft long
Power Capable of supporting 150kW of Critical IT Power at N or 2N
Cooling Capacity 150kW at N+1 (200kW at N) @ 25° ΔT
Rack Density Rack Density: 25kW @ N+1 (33.3kW @ N) @ 25° ΔT
Rack Capacity 6 x 36 RU wedge racks within the rotating Vapor Chamber
1 x 48 RU accessory racks in the secure alcove for meet-me-room (MMR) and networking purposes
Multitenant Options Can be configured as 6 to 24 independent customer zones. Each wedge rack may be specified as either one large (45 RU) or five small (8 RU) independently accessible rack zones with electronic locks. Ideal for colocation operations
Cooling Technology Infinitely adaptable cooling system built by BasX requires no outside water, adjusts to any environment, and rivals the efficiency of hyperscale data centers.
Physical Security Physical security at the rack and rack zone level provided by the rotating Chamber turntable and locking rack and rack-zone doors. IT area further secured with steel panels. Multiple interior video cameras for recorded security and remote observation
Access Control Access control system only allows authorized persons into the data center space. Purposefully integrated with common corporate permissioning tools for added security an convenience
Dedicated racks for MMR and Networking purposes One dedicated accessory racks for meet-me-room and networking purposes
Available Gaseous Fire Suppression System Customer Defined (FM-200, ECARO-25, Novec 1230, etc.)
Interior & exterior pull station and horn strobes
Exterior suppression abort switch
Wind Loading Engineered to be deployed anywhere in the continental United States except Miami-Dade County. (Designed to FBC 2007)
Seismic Designed for Site Class E, Occupancy Category III
Snow Loading Designed to exceed IBC 2010 (min. 50psf)
NEMA Rating NEMA 6 (IP66) Outdoor Construction
Concurrent Maintainability All Electrical, Mechanical and Controls systems are concurrently maintainable
IT & HVAC Isolation Fully separate IT, Cooling, and Support space
Factory Construction Pre-engineered, factory built and tested
Shipping and delivery Shipped as single unit
Delivery via wide load semi-trailer

Protected by U.S. Pat. 9532488 and U.S. Pat. D792390.  

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