Hosting provider Hivelocity, a company delivering bare metal cloud servers in major cities across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, has selected Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge Platform to extend its bare metal cloud delivery. Vapor IO’s platform will help Hivelocity provide bare metal cloud to the service provider edge in 36 US cities, starting with deployments in Pittsburgh and Atlanta.
Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform would offer flexible, highly distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications.
Through its joint core-to-edge solution with Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL, Vapor IO enables cloud-to-core-to-edge applications, including 4G & 5G networks, distributed AI, IoT, robotics, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality. By adopting Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform, Hivelocity has been able to deploy its bare metal edge cloud more quickly and at much lower cost, bringing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to these edge applications.
“Hivelocity is singularly focused on building out the most comprehensive bare metal cloud for edge computing,” said Richard Nicholas, SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development at Hivelocity. “To do this, we chose to partner with Vapor IO, as its Kinetic Edge platform provides the essential citywide infrastructure needed to deploy at the edge. Through this partnership, we’re aggressively rolling out our bare metal edge cloud to the top 36 US cities, making us one of the most comprehensive platforms for deploying edge workloads.”
Wireless Mobile Edge Computing Platform
One of the first customers to use Hivelocity’s bare metal cloud at the Kinetic Edge is AlefEdge, which is deploying a private wireless mobile edge computing platform U.S. wide. Last month, AlefEdge and Vapor IO announced their collaboration to roll out AlefEdg’s Software-Defined Mobile Edge (SD-ME), which makes it possible to deploy edge computing services onto private networks, including existing LTE, CBRS and Wi-Fi networks, as well as forthcoming 5G networks.
The combination of Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge infrastructure, Hivelocity’s bare metal cloud and Alef Edge’s SD-ME platform would provide the critical architecture to support enterprise customers with ‘near-prem’ requirements for ultra-low latency and high bandwidth services.
“Hivelocity’s cloud resources on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge platform dramatically accelerates the deployment of edge-to-core applications and shifts the cost structure from CAPEX to OPEX,” said Cole Crawford, CEO and Founder of Vapor IO. “We’re thrilled to be chosen by Hivelocity to extend its bare metal cloud to the edge. The combination of Hivelocity at-scale edge cloud deployments and Vapor IO’s nationwide Kinetic Edge platform will create the essential infrastructure upon which developers can deploy and operate next generation edge applications.”