Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge and also the leading provider of tower-connected edge colocation services, has won the Telecom Council’s 2018 Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity. The Telecom Council identifies and recognizes companies who represent a broad range of cutting-edge telecom products and services. Vapor IO has been recognized for its Kinetic Edge platform, delivering a new category of colocation for edge computing, and moving the intersection of the wireless and wireline networks much closer to the end user.
“We’re happy to accept the Telecom Council’s Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity and appreciate the acknowledgment as we continue to build the largest footprint of interconnected edge data centers,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Our unique blend of colocation, interconnection and automation will drive the market forward.”
Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge enables carriers, cloud providers, CDNs, web scale companies and other innovative enterprises to place IT equipment (compute, storage, and networking) in Kinetic Edge locations—one hop from the existing 4G LTE and emerging 5G wireless networks. Its architecture creates city-sized logical data centers using high-speed fiber and both open and proprietary software. By interconnecting a ring of micro data centers, the Kinetic Edge provides highly-distributed resilience while also allowing compute and storage to span a wide geographic region while also allowing workloads and data to be placed extremely close to users.
With the first Kinetic Edge city, Chicago, online now, Vapor IO is first-to-market with a comprehensive package of edge colocation, interconnection and networking services to support the next generation of applications, including IoT, driverless cars, autonomous robots, augmented reality and services for the emerging smart city. Vapor IO plans to have 13 sites underway by the end of 2018, nearly 50 by the end of 2019 and over 100 by the end of 2020, providing coast-to-coast coverage.
For more about Vapor IO and their solutions, please visit www.vapor.io
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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 markets with 100+ sites by 2020.