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Vapor IO Wants To Turn Every Cell Phone Tower Into An Edge Location

Vapor IO, an Austin-based startup announced Project Volutus, a platform that aims to turn tens of thousands of cell towers into edge locations capable of delivering low latency cloud services to contemporary applications.

Edge computing transforms the public cloud by turning it into a distributed and decentralized infrastructure. The edge layer provides core building blocks of cloud including compute, storage, and the network by moving them closer to the applications. With just a single hop to the data center, the latency involved in accessing traditional cloud platforms is dramatically reduced. Since the round trip to the cloud is minimized, edge computing enhances the user experience.

Vapor IO was originally founded to build software and hardware infrastructure that delivers edge solutions. Project Volutus is based on existing investments made by Vapor IO.

According to the company, Project Volutus is a co-location and data center platform service deployed at the base of cell towers. Customers partner with Project Volutus to extend their cloud to the edge of the wireless network, integrating compute, networking and storage with the wireless infrastructure to deliver next-generation low-latency cloud services.

Vapor IO has initially developed OpenDCRE, the open source software to manage remote infrastructure through standard REST API. Vapor COREis a commercial data center management software based on OpenDCRE. Customers can run Vapor CORE on-premises or signup for the SaaS offering hosted by Vapor IO. This software is designed to bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) by providing a programmable interface to physical components of servers such as CPU fan, power unit, and chassis. Through Vapor CORE, customers can ingest and visualize telemetry from various remote servers to monitor and control the distributed infrastructure.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.