New Section.io platform updates simplify Mastodon deployment at scale

New Section.io platform updates simplify Mastodon deployment at scale

Section.io, a provider of edge orchestration and computing services, has customized its platform to deploy the Mastodon server at scale efficiently. The platform aims to simplify Mastodon’s deployment with improved user experience, reliability and scalability, reduced expenses and a distributed database.

Section.io can deliver substantial reliability and scalability because of its federated cloud network and multi-cluster deployment. These features allow the platform to re-route network traffic and keep Mastodon instances (or servers) running.

As the number of users on Mastodon servers increases, it can slow down how PostgreSQL can handle and respond to database requests. As a result, Section.io introduced a distributed database that leverages PolyScale’s serverless caching. This technology helps the platform distribute data to where users and servers are located.

Mastodon is a social media platform based on open-source and decentralized technology that aims to be an alternative to Twitter. It provides users with privacy, control over their data, and the ability for users to join different servers. As the company puts it, Mastodon servers are self-hosted versions of their software, independently maintained and operated by a group of people.

“For those looking to create a Mastodon server, the technical headaches, management decisions and ballooning costs that come with getting started can be incredibly debilitating,” said Stewart McGrath, CEO of Section.io.

Section.io will support Persistent Volume storage

Section.io has announced that it now supports persistent volume storage for distributed multi-cloud Kubernetes workloads. This technology enables users to keep stateful data storage independent from pods and containers. It supports various databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL. Enterprise customers can optimize their edge services to handle the network traffic and improve performance and availability across different cloud providers.

“Persistent Storage has been something customers have been talking to us about,” said Dan Bartholomew, the chief technology officer for Section.io. “This feature opens up a whole range of new applications to run on Section and is something we’ve been able to support through all of our infrastructure partners from day one.”

More specifically, Persistent Storage for distributed multi-cloud Kubernetes workload maintains data even if the pods or containers that generated or used the data are removed or recreated. A significant advantage of this storage resource is that it allows data to be accessed and used across various pods, containers and cloud providers.

Last fall, Section.io was in the news for introducing an On-Demand Deployment feature that allows developers to deploy cloud-native apps quickly. With this feature, Section said that developers could leverage the cloud-native tools and technologies they are already familiar with to gain increased authority over application performance, compliance, reliability and expenses.

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