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Automating edge deployments & lights-out management for Vapor IO Vapor IO provides autonomous network and data center infrastructure at the network edge. Their goal is to re-architect the traditional Internet into a distributed, ubiquitous, edge-to-edge web that serves end users with SLA-backed routing, up to twelve-nines reliability, 10-microsecond latency, and terabits-per-second bandwidth. To support their 36 (and counting) major U.S. markets Vapor IO would need to run operations as lean as possible, which meant adhering to cost containment and reduction initiatives. However, as they scaled, they faced one problem that was preventing them from running lean operations: the complexity of their own management infrastructure. Problems and Gaps
Vapor IO’s ultimate goal for operations is to deploy lights-out data centers all over the world and minimize the number of staff required to maintain these sites. Crucial to this goal is having the ability to collect billions of data points at each location, which allows teams to monitor and control physical and virtual devices. But their existing management infrastructure was complex and outdated, and consisted of:
Cellular modem with third-party subscription Out-of-band router Out-of-band switch Out-of-band serial
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