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Kinetic Edge Alliance Targets 30 Markets to Unleash Edge Critical Mass

February 13, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

There’s a new edge alliance in town — or rather, coming soon to 30 metropolitan markets across the U.S. Vapor IO today launched the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA) with a slew of software, hardware, networking, and integration company partners.Deployment partners include Federated Wireless, Linode, MobiledgeX, Packet, and StackPath. Technical partners include Alef Mobitech, Detecon International, Hitachi Vantara, New Continuum Data Centers, Pluribus Networks, and Seagate Technology.The group  is looking to establish critical mass for edge computing in the U.S. by targeting the top 30 metro markets, which cover about half of the population. It will focus on six markets this year: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Chicago, which was Vapor IO’s first Kinetic Edge city, already has two sites online and will add a third in the next couple of months.