Vapor IO launches edge micro datacentre for telecos
22 February 2017 |
Vapor IO has launched a self-contained solution for edge computing - a micro data centre in a 5G-ready wireless base station.
The new solution is a self-contained micro data centre in a wireless base station designed as 5G-ready.
Cole Crawford, CEO and founder of Vapor IO, talking to Capacity said: “The telcos cannot defeat the laws of physics - they can only get so much speed back to the data centre - we are bringing the data centre right to the edge of the network where they need it. You and I have talked extensively before about the fact mobile operators and landowners are in an ideal position to capitalise on the emerging need for low-latency edge-computing. They own the key infrastructure, including tens of thousands of remote tower and base station locations with power and high bandwidth backhaul.
"These locations are ideal for
This makes it easy for carriers and wireless base-station landowners to offer cloud compute capabilities in close proximity to the Radio Access Network (RAN), enabling new low-latency applications and creating new business models for these players as they create partnerships with public cloud providers, web-scale companies, and other over-the-top (OTT) providers to deliver edge capabilities.