The Linux Foundation Appoints Cole Crawford to The LF Edge Governing Board

Founder and CEO of Vapor IO joins the LF Edge Governing Board,
helping to accelerate edge computing through standardizing around open
source efforts

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vapor
IO
, creators of the Kinetic
Edge
™ and the leading provider of tower-connected edge colocation
and interconnection services, today announced that The Linux Foundation
has appointed Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, as an LF
Edge
General Member Board Representative. LF Edge is an umbrella
organization within The Linux Foundation working to establish open,
interoperable frameworks for edge computing independent of hardware,
silicon, cloud or operating system.

“The Linux Foundation has been the gold standard for collaborative open
source projects, and I’m excited to see LF Edge bring those capabilities
to the edge computing ecosystem,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of
Vapor IO. “The founding projects in LF Edge have already garnered
substantial followings, and The Linux Foundation’s open source
governance model will help standardize deployments that leverage edge
computing. I’m thrilled to be joining the board and look forward to
serving the community.”

Accelerating Standards for Edge Computing

LF Edge organizes complementary edge computing projects and helps them
speed up industry adoption through collaboration and open source
governance. LF Edge comprises five anchor projects: Akraino
Edge Stack
, EdgeX
Foundry
, the Open
Glossary of Edge Computing
, the Home
Edge Project
, and Project
EVE
. Vapor IO is a founding member of LF Edge and continues to be a
lead contributor to the Open
Glossary of Edge Computing
.

“It’s an honor to have Cole Crawford join The LF Edge Governing Board,”
said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, The
Linux Foundation. “Our goal is to establish a unified open source
framework for the edge, and Cole’s background and work at Vapor IO makes
him a valued member of the team.”

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About Vapor IO

Vapor
IO
is developing the largest nationwide edge colocation and
interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless cellular network.
Serving the world’s largest wireless carriers, cloud providers,
web-scale companies, and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic
Edge
combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined
interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge delivers the
most flexible, highly-distributed edge infrastructure at the edge of the
wireless network. The company has plans to bring the Kinetic Edge to
over 100 cities and is now deploying to its first six metropolitan
markets, including Chicago, IL, the company’s flagship deployment.

Contacts

Heather Fitzsimmons, Mindshare PR
[email protected]
(650)
279-4360

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