Turning Cell Phone Towers Into Edge Locations

July 13, 2017

Reprinted from Forbes

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.