EdgeMicro Enters Independent Lab Testing and Announces Rollout Plan for First 30 Markets
EdgeMicro Data Center Solutions Enable Content Providers and Mobile Network Operators to Deploy at the Extreme Edge Immediately and Easily, Eliminating Latency and Growing Backhaul Costs
Centreville, Virginia – February 28, 2018 – EdgeMicro, which has the first and only scalable approach for deploying micro data centers at the extreme edge of networks, has achieved two key milestones that affirm its leadership role in the edge computing market. EdgeMicro has begun verification of its technology with a leading North American Mobile Network Operator (MNO)—a prerequisite for the collaborations that EdgeMicro is undertaking with the world’s largest content providers. Additionally, EdgeMicro has unveiled a rollout plan for the first 30 cities where the company’s micro data centers will bring content and computing services closer to end users than ever before.
“The response we have gotten from the major content providers and from wireless companies has been tremendous, and the lab tests we are conducting are critical to verifying performance data and associated economic benefits for the mobile edge ecosystem,” said Mike Hagan, CEO of EdgeMicro.
“Until now, there hasn’t been a way to deliver zero latency at the mobile edge at scale in a straightforward manner. The significance of these trials will verify a concept that many people thought wasn’t even theoretically possible,” said Anton Kapela, CTO of EdgeMicro. “This has enormous implications for a range of use cases that benefit from ‘zero latency’ networks. These applications with continuous feedback loops, include virtual reality, robotics, futuristic industrial automation, telemedicine, next-gen hosted and streaming gaming, driverless cars, and so much more. This isn’t just a lab test, it’s a proof of concept that the future is here.”
Kapela added: “One thing that makes our model so attractive to MNOs and content providers is how it enhances their existing technology without risky changes to how they operate their networks today. There is no faster way to get to the edge than with our solution; it’s scalable, repeatable, and more cost-effective than any other approach. As our trials are proving, it’s not merely a sketch on a napkin or a concept in an early CAD drawing. This is real today.”
EdgeMicro has also unveiled an initial roll out of 30 micro datacenters focused on populated, yet underserved, regions; enabling these population centers to enjoy interconnection density equal to the largest metroplexes. These cities include Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque, El Paso, Omaha, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, the Twin Cities, Des Moines, St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, Jacksonville and Tampa.
Please visit www.edgemicro.com for more information about EdgeMicro’s edge computing solutions and its unique value proposition for content providers, wireless providers, tower/facility owners and end users.
EdgeMicro is facilitating the new mobile internet era by bringing content and computing services closer to end users than ever before—a milestone in the evolution of the internet. Built by an elite team with peering, wireless and data center expertise, EdgeMicro leverages a proven colocation model to enhance the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) ecosystem. EdgeMicro has created a model to deploy hundreds of micro datacenters at CRAN/VRAN sites to access wireless providers or other locations including: metro fiber splice junctions, empty COs, rooftops, parking lots, etc. The uncoupling of the EdgeMicro solution from any single real estate source, location or vendor allows for diversity of network access. The model brings together Content Providers, Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) and Tower/Facility Owners to dramatically improve customer experience while also delivering significant financial benefits. For more information, visit www.edgemicro.com.
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