Vapor IO, the developers of the Kinetic Grid Platform and a fast-growing provider of intelligent edge-to-edge colocation, exchange, and networking services, is integrating with Google Cloud’s network, as well as that of its partners, and Anthos.
Vapor IO, a member of Google Cloud’s edge and iSV ecosystem, is delivering Google Cloud’s benefits to the telco edge with its software-driven, intelligent, and automated infrastructure solution, which is especially designed to reduce the cost and complexity of edge-to-edge applications.
Clients may use Google Cloud’s Anthos on the Kinetic Grid platform with multi-sourced servers thanks to a partnership between Google Cloud and Vapor IO. This would take “the power and simplicity” of Kubernetes and Google Cloud to the edge, providing communications service providers with intelligent, autonomous infrastructure.
“As telcos virtualize their network functions while looking for more cost-effective and agile ways to deploy next generation wireless infrastructure, platforms like Google Cloud’s Anthos become a key part of the equation,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “By delivering Anthos on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform, communications service providers can deploy 5G RAN and MEC services in a multi-cloud, shared-infrastructure environment capable of delivering solutions that require ultra-low latencies.”
Operators may run Kubernetes clusters everywhere using Google Anthos, including on various clouds, virtualized infrastructure, and bare metal. Because Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform is neutral-host infrastructure, service providers may deploy Anthos on their own private servers, public clouds’ servers, or bare metal providers’ servers. The Kinetic Grid technology blends the cost savings of shared infrastructure with the microsecond latency requirements of 5G radio access networks.
Operators may obtain a uniform managed Kubernetes experience across all of their environments by utilizing Google Anthos, as well as the option of using their own servers or servers provided by third parties such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS.
“As connectivity at the network edge increases, businesses with edge presences can increasingly benefit from cloud capabilities and applications, delivered securely and with low latency on 5G and other networks,” said Tanuj Raja, Global Head, Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “We’re excited to partner with Vapor IO to help communications service providers deliver cloud-native applications and capabilities to these customers, across multiple networks and infrastructure.”
The Kinetic Grid platform provides software-driven, real-time applications running between locally dispersed locations, capable of providing sub-100 microsecond latencies required by 5G RAN and other services, and is tightly linked with public and private first and last mile networks. The Kinetic Grid is a shared infrastructure platform that enables cloud providers, CDNs, IoT and immersive entertainment, and Industry 4.0 applications in addition to public and private 5G deployment.
Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid integrates software-driven networking, colocation, connectivity, and intelligence into a complete, carrier-neutral platform, based on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge design, which is now being implemented in 36 U.S. locations. Customers can certify once and deploy anywhere because to its platform-level integration. The platform provides edge-to-edge consistency and service pre-integration across various markets.
First Deployment in Las Vegas
Vapor IO has announced intentions and collaborations to offer Kinetic Grid infrastructure to facilitate a multi-party testbed for Open Grid services in Las Vegas. Vapor IO will introduce Google Anthos to the testbed environment as part of its operations in Las Vegas, and invite public and private 5G service providers to develop on the platform.
“By delivering Anthos on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform, communications service providers can deploy 5G RAN and MEC services in a multi-cloud, shared-infrastructure environment capable of delivering solutions that require ultra-low latencies,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO.