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VMware, Vapor IO launch Open Grid Alliance to rebuild the internet

Media CoverageApril 15, 2021

VMware, Vapor IO launch Open Grid Alliance to rebuild the internet

A half-dozen cloud and edge players led by VMware and Vapor IO launched the Open Grid Alliance, aiming to rearchitect the internet by weaving disparate cloud and telecom networks into a seamless fabric akin to the power grid.

Though network activity is increasingly shifting to the edge, Vapor IO CEO Cole Crawford told Fierce traffic handoffs in the U.S. still only occur in a handful of centralized locations. He noted that often means traffic has to travel hundreds of miles to get to an interconnect point.

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