ITRenew and Vapor IO have announced a breakthrough solution to deliver the benefits of on-premises computing to enterprises without requiring data centres or IT equipment on the actual premises. The combined near-premises solution brings the advanced, integrated compute and storage solutions of Sesame by ITRenew together with Vapor IO’s edge-to-edge colocation, networking and interconnection services. ITRenew’s rack-scale systems on Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid platform deliver performance that rivals on-premises data centres.
The solution offers customers hyperscale-grade IT to power next-generation applications without having to invest in their own infrastructure. It makes it easier for enterprises to adopt cloud robotics, 5G private wireless, IoT and other Industry 4.0 innovations. The offering from the companies will first be available in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, with plans for nationwide expansion.
The companies have created a new category of IT services called near-premises, which implements a strategy to locate and operate IT equipment up to ten miles from an enterprise facility while still achieving performance that rivals on-premises data centres. Delivering smart infrastructure near target businesses makes it possible to serve many enterprise verticals, including hospitals, manufacturers and retailers, lowering barriers to entry and accelerating the time-to-value for enterprises adopting 5G and Industry 4.0 capabilities.
The offering, which also reduces the costs and environmental impacts of IT infrastructure, comes as enterprises yearn to automate parts of their business, but increasingly find 5G and Industry 4.0 initiatives too complex, risky or financially prohibitive. The companies have come together to solve these challenges with integrated computing, storage and networking platform that empowers organisations across industries to reduce their total cost of ownership and accelerate sustainability goals.
“Enterprises everywhere are hungry for 5G and Industry 4.0 applications that can help them automate and do more with less,” Ali Fenn, President of ITRenew, said. “The combination of Vapor IO’s intelligent edge services with ITRenew’s game-changing compute and storage solutions enables not only the ease and efficiency sought by enterprise but also unprecedented sustainability advantages. Cost-effective deployment of 5G and Industry 4.0 will be the driving force that enables companies to meet their growth, digital transformation, and decarbonisation targets for the foreseeable future.”
“5G and Industry 4.0 will unlock trillions of dollars of economic growth for US industries, and we’re making it easy for companies to adopt these new platforms by reducing the cost and complexity of the deployment,” Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, said. “With ITRenew, we’re making it possible to replace on-premises data centres with fully-managed, near-premises services.”