Section promises fast, global deployment of cloud-native apps with new on-demand feature

Section promises fast, global deployment of cloud-native apps with new on-demand feature

Section, an edge services provider, says that developers can deploy cloud-native apps quickly and easily with its new On-Demand Deployment feature. At the same time, automated systems manage the actual workload distribution process.

According to Section, developers can take advantage of cloud-native tools and technologies they’re already using and gain deeper control over application performance, reliability, compliance and costs. The company’s distributed platform allows applications to be deployed anywhere in a dynamic and secure global network without requiring changes to existing development or operations practices.

“We’ve seen significant interest in how our distributed hosting deploys and distributes applications across a global network of providers to deliver unparalleled performance, resiliency and cost management,” said Stewart McGrath, CEO Section. “Now with On-Demand Deployment, developers can distribute cloud-native apps in seconds, set desired policies, and let our automated systems manage the actual workload delivery.

The On-Demand Deployment service joins Section’s existing cloud-native offerings, making it possible for developers to move from a single cluster to automated deployment across multiple providers worldwide, the company says.

Section also recently onboarded data centers in Marseille, France; Sofia, Bulgaria; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Budapest Hungary.

Section’s distributed hosting lowers the entry barriers for companies, helping them to manage risk better, avoid vendor lock-in, improve reliability and control costs associated with application delivery. Section provides developers with an easy way to use Kubernetes and deploy containers across a secure network without changing existing development or operations practices.

The company says that this system allows developers to distribute applications quickly and without friction across town or to the edge. Plus, teams can continue using existing cloud-native tools, workflows and standard rules-based policies.

Section, who recently appointed Andy Piggott as Chief Product Officer, has been working to create a smooth process for cloud-native deployment.

“Section creates value for developers by leveraging the cloud-native tools and technology they’re already using, then dramatically enhancing the capabilities of those tools,” said Piggott. “Our new On-Demand Deployment lets them grab the keys and go, essentially creating an instant, self-service experience for distributed cloud-native workloads.”

Recently, Frost & Sullivan awarded Section a New Product Innovation Award in the North American Kubernetes Industry in recognition of the company’s offering. Also, last year Section closed a $12 million Series B funding round led by Lumen Technologies. Additional participants included existing investors Foundry Group and Next Frontier Capital, and new investor Andreas Family Office.

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