Vapor IO, the next generation platform for edge clouds, has launched Project Volutus, which enables cloud providers, wireless carriers and web-scale companies to deliver cloud-based edge computing applications via a network of micro data centers deployed at the base of cell tower sites, the company said.
The company also announced that Crown Castle, the nation´s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure, has made a minority investment in Vapor IO to accelerate the project´s development and deployment.
Project Volutus is a co-location and “data center as a platform” service, powered by Vapor Edge Computing. Project Volutus offers fully-managed micro data centers at the base of cell towers, literally at the true edge of the wireless network. It combines Vapor IO´s patent pending hardware and software technology with the nation´s extensive network of cell towers and dense metro fiber to build and operate self-driving, distributed edge data centers in major metropolitan locations.
In addition to supporting traditional cloud applications, Project Volutus allows carriers to incorporate virtual Radio Access Networks, including those based on Intel Corporation´s FlexRAN reference design, for speed and scale when upgrading their networks.
By cross-connecting the radio network directly to edge services and the internet, Project Volutus eliminates multiple network hops and facilitates a new breed of low-latency edge applications.
Vapor IO is building the cloud of the future. Working with cloud operators, telcos, real estate holding companies and the world´s most innovative enterprises, Vapor is enabling the next generation edge cloud.