Vapor IO, a Crown Castle investment, yesterday released Synse 3.0 to help accelerate IT/OT convergence, making environmental data actionable within the network and data center.
According to a press release by Vapor IO, Synse 3.0 is the next generation of its open source API. Developers rebuilt portions of the Synse 2.0 code to make it scalable and adaptable while also making it easier for third parties to build drivers that integrate new types of equipment and sensors.
Unlike traditional data centers, where the IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) rarely converge, Synse connects to environmental sensors and operational devices via plug-in drivers. The Synse Server organizes the data it consumes and then presents it through an API that can be queried with an HTTP request. Synse data can also be routed to open source analytics systems, such as Prometheus and Grafana, or be processed by proprietary systems according to user needs.
“The Adaptive Edge Engine allows our platform to dynamically reshape points of presence – and the workloads that run on them – based on real-time data,” said Wesley Reisz, VP of Technology at Section, a partner of Vapor IO. “The possibility of extending those insights with Synse 3.0, with the added benefit of tying into tools that we already use like Prometheus and Grafana, could have an important impact on the way we run applications at the edge.”
Edge environments demand intelligent orchestration of workloads to deliver high SLAs, such as those for resilience and latency. For example, a machine-learning algorithm could be built to predict server failures and that information could be used by an orchestration engine to start workloads on other servers, even those in other facilities, in order to mitigate any downtime caused by a failure.
Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO said, “Without the IT/OT convergence enabled by Synse, you don’t have enough context to properly automate edge environments. Synse 3.0 provides an open source mechanism for exposing critical environmental information that impacts servers and workloads, further empowering the autonomous edge.”
Vapor IO offers a range of services for edge co-location, edge exchange and edge networking in each Kinetic Edge metropolitan market.