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

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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

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.

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