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Packet Brings Bare Metal Edge Cloud and Sprint Curiosity IoT Platform to EdgeConneX

By Ken Briodagh November 19, 2019

EdgeConneX, an edge data centers company, recently announced that Packet, a bare metal cloud service provider, will now deploy its platform at the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Detroit, Michigan. The site reportedly will enable expansion of the Sprint Curiosity IoT platform, a virtualized wireless Evolved Packet Core (EPC) deployment, which runs on Packet’s bare metal edge cloud infrastructure. The combination of Packet’s Edge Cloud and the proximal data center solutions provided by EdgeConneX will benefit Detroit’s growing autonomous vehicle and manufacturing sectors.

Packet’s bare metal automation, “go anywhere” deployment model, and carrier-grade networking is designed to position it as a leader in the edge computing market. With EdgeConneX providing access to connectivity in Detroit, Enterprises will be able to take advantage of Packet’s bare metal Edge Cloud, as well as, Sprint’s Curiosity IoT product and IoT ecosystem for low-latency compute and wireless for real-world edge applications, according to the release.

“EdgeConneX is an ideal partner to help Packet bring the benefits of edge computing to Detroit, as well dozens of key markets globally,” noted Zachary Smith, co-founder and CEO, Packet. “What makes this deployment special is that we’re able to activate three key elements at once: bare metal cloud, rich local connectivity, and end-to-end wireless IoT services. It’s like an edge computing triple play!”

“Curiosity IoT puts intelligence at the edge of the network by combining Curiosity Core, the first dedicated, distributed and virtualized IoT network — a network built for software — with Curiosity OS, an integrated IoT operating system,” said Ivo Rook, SVP of IoT & product development, Sprint. “We are proud to be working with Packet and EdgeConneX to expand the Curiosity Core to Detroit, providing capabilities for network edge computing in the backyard of a city that is pushing boundaries in various industries. We look forward to the innovation that developers and companies will drive by utilizing our network built for software.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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