Vapor IO recognized as Edge Computing Company of the Year by Compass

Vapor IO recognized as Edge Computing Company of the Year by Compass

Vapor IO, developers of the Kinetic Grid platform, were recently recognized with the 2022 Edge Computing Company of the Year award by Compass Intelligence.

The award honors Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform. The world’s first Open Grid network, the Kinetic Grid delivers Internet and cloud convenience while providing on-premises security and performance, the companies say. It also recognizes the company’s deployment of its Kinetic Grid in thirty-six US cities and launching its first INZONE (an Industry 4.0 Zone) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition, Vapor IO also has:

  • Founded the Open Grid Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing new Internet capabilities through smart infrastructure.
  • Announced a collaboration with VMware to support telco workloads on the Kinetic Grid by connecting with VMware’s Telco Cloud Platform.
  • Established a national backbone with Zayo fiber, connecting Kinetic Grid cities through high-performance connectivity.

“Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform continues to expand its footprint across the U.S., delivering a nationwide neutral host platform capable of unlocking the economics of 5G and edge computing,” said Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence.

“The 10th Annual 2022 Compass Intelligence Mobile, IoT, and Emerging Tech Awards honor companies, vendors, and organizations demonstrating innovation, leadership, disruption, and excellence in the technology industry. Vapor IO continues to lead the industry with its Kinetic Grid platform and is deserving of CompassIntel’s Edge Computing Company of the Year award.”

The Vapor IO team is pleased with the award, considering their efforts to innovate with neutral host business models. “We’re honored they have recognized Vapor IO as this year’s leading edge computing company,” said Matt Trifiro, CMO of Vapor IO. “We are pleased that our efforts to innovate with neutral host business models have not gone unnoticed and that our Kinetic Grid platform is considered a world-class platform for 5G and next-generation applications.”

Since the launch of its first INZONE in Las Vegas in October of 2021, the company has seen significant progress. According to an economic study by Tolaga Research, the Kinetic Grid INZONE in Las Vegas is expected to have a total economic impact of $115.8 billion over the next decade.

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