The Kinetic Grid platform, created by Vapor IO, an ‘Open Grid network’ that would be capable of offering cloud economics with on-premises performance and security, is now available in 32 U.S. markets, with active installations in six of those markets and 26 more markets being ‘customer ready.’ Because of the just-in-time delivery methodology utilized by Vapor IO, a client can sign a contract and have a market online in most cases in less time than 90 days.
“Vapor IO has a multi-year lead in providing production-grade infrastructure for edge-to-edge computing, and we’ve been working tirelessly to meet demand and bring the Kinetic Grid to additional markets,” said Cole Crawford, Founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “Our Kinetic Grid platform is enabling new use cases with new economics, reducing the time, cost and complexity of our customers’ multi-market edge deployments. We’re thrilled to announce the availability of the Kinetic Grid in 32 US markets as of today.”
By bringing modular data centers, software defined networks, and hyperscale backbones to highly dispersed edge locations like cell tower sites, public rights-of-way, retail parking lots, and fiber intersection points, Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge architecture and U.S. nationwide Kinetic Grid platform would deliver “next generation” Internet and communications capabilities to key U.S. cities.
Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid, which provides flexible, highly distributed Internet and communications infrastructure at the edge of wired and wireless networks, would serve the largest wireless carriers, cloud providers, web-scale businesses, and other cutting-edge enterprises. It does this by combining multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking.
Cloud-Neutral and Carrier-Neutral
Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid is both cloud-neutral and carrier-neutral, meaning it is one of the few locations at the edge where both carriers and clouds can meet on equal terms. With scalable, countrywide delivery, Vapor IO’s neutral host architecture balances out the power dynamic between clouds and carriers, reduces total costs, and sparks new use cases.
Use cases driving demand would include:
- Private Networks – As competition grows fiercer, providers of private 5G and LTE networks are racing to gain traction. The Kinetic Grid from Vapor IO would help reduce the TCO and deployment costs of private networks while also accelerating the delivery of edge services that make use of those networks.
- Near Premises – Applications that could previously only be run on-premises can slow down organizations as they shift workloads from on-premises to the cloud. Businesses can move more of their on-premises workloads into near-premises environments with public or private clouds because Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid would provide on-premises performance and security.
- New as-a-Service Applications – It allows service providers to offer innovative capabilities to businesses on a consumption basis thanks to Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid. For instance, Vapor IO partner Hypersive is offering video management and video security as an on-demand service utilizing the Kinetic Grid. Businesses can use new, scalable services with minimal capital outlay by placing them on the Kinetic Grid infrastructure, and service providers can charge attractive prices for these services.
In order to establish hundreds of markets at scale utilizing a just-in-time delivery approach, Vapor IO says it has built a highly robust, time-efficient and cost-efficient model. Vapor IO claims to be the first infrastructure firm to deploy in this strategic way by taking care of all the time-consuming labor up front (e.g., signing land leases, pulling permits, laying concrete foundations, digging fiber laterals, and more).
Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston-Worcester, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati/Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus, Connecticut, Dallas, Fort Myers, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Rochester, San Antonio, Seattle, Syracuse, Tampa, and Washington DC-Baltimore are the 32 markets that are currently open for business.