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VMware and Vapor IO to develop Multi-Cloud Services Grid

The platform will lower the cost and complexity of deploying distributed 5G networks and edge services

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VMware‌ ‌and‌ ‌Vapor‌ ‌IO‌ ‌are‌ ‌collaborating on a Multi-Cloud Services Grid to help developers and service providers deliver on-demand custom grid services.

The collaboration's key objective is to simplify the deployment of distributed 5G systems and real-time applications by weaving cloud and edge environments together into a unified framework that allows for resource distribution across shared infrastructure on demand.

"Today's internet is too static, too siloed, and too unpredictable to deploy latency-sensitive applications, such as immersive gaming," said Kaniz Mahdi, vice president of advanced technologies at VMware. 

"What we need, instead, is a grid that can virtualize and stitch together edge resources across multiple clouds and locations for any given set of latency and jitter constraints at any given time."

With Multi-Cloud Services Grid, resources are hyper-composed at the exact moment the application requires them. If, for example, an application requests to traverse the least expensive resources in the fastest possible manner, the grid will assemble those resources when it is used and return them to the grid when it is not, dismantling them in the process.

The Multi-Cloud Services Grid is backed by VMware's Telco Cloud Platform and Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid platform. 

"Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid architecture, which connects across markets with Zayo's dark fiber backbone, gives us the potential to span the continental U.S. and become a platform to engage the full edge-to-core ecosystem," said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. 

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"The Vapor IO and VMware teams will deploy bedrock capabilities that serve the entire community, growing opportunities for providers and consumers across the entire stack. We want this to be the catalyst for other organizations to co-create and co-innovate with us, developing the new technologies and go-to-market business models that will enable us to collectively deploy the Open Grid at scale, worldwide."

Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas will be the first cities to use the Multi-Cloud Services Grid as a platform for crowdsourced innovation this year. The‌ ‌service‌ ‌will‌ ‌cater to the needs of mobile service providers, cloud providers, infrastructure owners, hardware and software developers, municipalities, and enterprise businesses, among others.

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