Vapor IO’s Synse software will be integrated with Arrcus’ ACE platform on network switches to create a new observability data plane to improve economy, reliability, performance and environmental sustainability of Internet
LAS VEGAS, September 29, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vapor IO, developers of the Kinetic Grid platform, the world’s first Open Grid network to deliver the cloud economy with on-premises performance, and Arrcus, the implementation software company large-scale network and a leader in cloud-to-edge network infrastructure, today announced a new partnership to bring together Vapor IO’s Synse software, an integrated tool for creating real-time network observability data. real, with Arrcus’ ACE platform on network switches. This creates a new observability data plane for large-scale networks, improving the economics, reliability, performance, and environmental sustainability of the Internet.
Today’s Internet is a “best effort” system cobbled together with equipment and network infrastructure from thousands of vendors. Without agreed standards for deep infrastructure observability, it is impossible to create high-fidelity models of the Internet to provide highly automated responses to actual or predicted changes in network conditions, such as through the AI and machine learning.
Large, complex systems in the physical world are already benefiting from digital twin technologies to improve performance, reduce operating and repair costs, and increase availability. Through this partnership, Vapor IO and Arrcus are enabling a “digitally pairable” Internet that will transform how networks work.
“To create an Internet that adjusts and repairs itself, data must be part of an observability-action feedback loop,” said Shekar Ayyar, President and CEO of Arrcus. “We are excited to partner with Vapor IO to bundle their Synse server with the Arrcus ACE platform on network switches, enabling developers and operators to create digital twins with network observability. This unique offering will automate network management and will enable customers to meet business objectives and improve the customer experience.”
By implementing an observability data plan and creating digital twins of the network, we can expect to see many improvements, including:
Performance: New classes of applications as a service delivered from the Internet, including computer vision, cloud robotics, smart city services and smart retail, require unprecedented levels of observability to deliver the necessary levels of performance from the Internet.
Reliability: SLA-backed services require a real-time view of network conditions to maintain promised service levels. These services must also be able to create predictive models of performance so that SLA challenges can be mitigated in advance.
Automating: Deploying and maintaining complex network systems requires continuous automation with a high degree of precision. High-fidelity observability provides the data needed to build autonomous systems.
Environmental sustainability: Power-saving systems, including carbon-aware schedulers and network traffic management systems, require a high degree of observability to optimize power saving while maintaining performance goals.
Resource optimization: Making the best use of finite resources requires fine-grained observability to accurately model trade-offs in real time. For example, a company may have a complex set of business rules to balance performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and cost, which can only be enforced with the right data in hand.
“Our industry needs observability, otherwise the internet will never successfully support real-time systems like 5G radios and cloud robotics,” said Cole Crawford, CEO and Founder of Vapor IO. “We need to build digital twins of our networks, but digital twins require large amounts of high-fidelity data – and that data was simply not available until today. With Arrcus, we are setting a disruptive precedent industry, collaborating to build an observability data plan for the internet that we need.”
As founding members of the Open Grid Alliance, Arrcus and Vapor IO will begin integrating the observability data plane into Open Grid systems deployed in cities around the world, including the Open Grid Innovation Zone in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the Open Grid Alliance, visit its website at opengridalliance.org.
Arrcus was founded to improve business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team is comprised of world-class technologists who have an unrivaled track record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operations executives, strategic partners and leading VC. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.arrcus.com or follow @arrcusinc.
About Vapor IO
Vapor IO develops the largest national Open Grid networking, colocation and interconnection platform capable of supporting the most demanding low latency workloads at the edge of wireless and wired access networks . The company’s Kinetic Grid architecture combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnect, high-speed networking, and telemetry-based intelligence. The Company’s technologies provide the most flexible and highly distributed edge infrastructure at the edge of last mile wired and wireless networks. Vapor IO Kinetic Grid services are available in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh, and will soon be available in 36 US markets. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.
Vapor, Kinetic Edge, Kinetic Grid, Kinetic Edge Exchange and INZONE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Vapor IO, Inc.
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