Section raises $12m as Lumen leads round for edge computing startup

Section raises $12m as Lumen leads round for edge computing startup

Edge as a Service (EaaS) provider Section has closed a $12 million Series B funding round led by Lumen Technologies with additional participation from existing investors Foundry Group and Next Frontier Capital, and new investor Andreas Family Office. The company notes that with this round of funding, Section will continue to vigorously and deliberately pursue its mission by investing in their team and Edge as a Service platform.

The partnership between Section and Lumen goes back nearly two years with Lumen CDN Edge Compute, powered by Section, delivered as part of Lumen’s edge computing solutions.

“Section has been a key Lumen technology partner around Edge application delivery on the Lumen Platform,” said Paul Savill, senior vice president, enterprise product management and services. “Lumen and Section share a common vision that compute can and should be dynamically available anywhere digital interactions occur. We look forward to continued work together to deliver solutions that drive secure digital experiences at the Edge.”

Over the past year, Section released several ground-breaking, Edge-first technologies that differentiate their solution from others in the market. These solutions include:

– Adaptive Edge Engine (patent-pending): Section’s Adaptive Edge Engine (AEE) intelligently and continuously tunes and reconfigures edge delivery networks to ensure edge workloads are running in optimal locations to meet real-time traffic demands.

– Node.js Edge Hosting: Section’s Node.js Edge Hosting solution empowers DevOps teams to run mission critical Node.js applications at the network edge for blazingly fast results with enterprise level AppSec protection.

– Traffic Monitor: The Section Traffic Monitor gives DevOps engineers, application owners, and business leaders an easy way to quickly visualize how traffic is flowing through their edge architecture, delivering valuable insights that transcend functional boundaries.

“Our mission at Section is to improve the Internet by empowering innovators with simplicity, flexibility and control at the Edge to create better digital experiences. We know the Edge is key to a better Internet versus legacy centralized cloud as end users demand faster and more secure experiences. Section helps development and operations teams access the power of the Edge with the simplicity of cloud,” says Stewart McGrath, Co-Founder & CEO of Section.

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