Section Joins Kinetic Edge Alliance to Accelerate Developer Adoption of Edge Computing

June 18, 2019

Section is excited to announce that it will be bringing its developer-led edge computing expertise to the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA). Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge is the world’s fastest-growing colocation and interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless cellular network.

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“To meet the needs of the future, our industry must collaborate. We must bring together all of the products, platforms, and technologies, such as those offered by Section, in order to help make operators and developers successful with edge deployments.” - Cole Crawford, CEO, Vapor IO

“Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge will deliver the next wave of network and data center infrastructure, vital to support 5G, autonomous vehicles, and many other exciting technologies and applications,” said Vapor IO CEO Cole Crawford. “To meet the needs of the future, our industry must collaborate. We must bring together all of the products, platforms, and technologies, such as those offered by Section, in order to help make operators and developers successful with edge deployments.”

The KEA brings together nearly two dozen industry leaders, including both deployment and technical partners, with the goal of fostering the wide-scale deployment of edge computing. Deployment partners, of which Section is one, are committed to bringing their edge technologies to the top 30 major metropolitan US markets, starting with the first six this year. Vapor IO’s other KEA partners, which include Alef, Pluribus Networks and Clear Sky, are supporting this goal through making their technology and expertise available to deployments.

While infrastructure is a key component to edge computing, developers also need easy ways to run application logic on the underlying network of distributed hardware. Section’s developer tooling gives engineers the flexibility and control to run workloads in edge locations to meet performance, security and scalability objectives for their application. Section is working with the KEA to test real customer use cases by moving application logic to KEA-powered edge locations.

“Edge computing requires a complex combination of software, hardware, networking and infrastructure. Section provides a platform that empowers developers to build applications that take advantage of distributed edge architectures,” said Section Co-Founder & CEO, Stewart McGrath. “By collaborating with fellow members of the KEA who bring expertise across each of their respective areas, we’re able to push towards more standardization that ultimately reduces barriers to expand edge computing adoption.”

We are thrilled to be joining KEA, helping to lead the way in edge computing adoption with a particular focus on helping to remove friction for developers to implement an effective edge strategy. From the outset, our philosophy has been centered on open source principles. We believe that edge computing will only move forward through collaboration, transparency and giving control over to developers to run any workload, anywhere.