Edge computing platform startup Section.io Inc. today announced the availability of On-Demand Deployment, a new feature that eliminates complex, lengthy and manual processes typical with multicloud deployment.
Section’s On-Demand Deployment is designed to allow developers to deliver application workloads across a globally distributed platform in seconds, compared with hours or days-long manual processes. Once deployed, Section says, its intelligent and adaptive automation manages workloads around performance, reliability, compliance, cost or other developer intent to ensure applications run at the right place and time.
Using the new offering, Section says, the result is the frictionless distribution of applications across town or to the edge, while teams continue to use existing cloud-native tools, workflows and familiar rules-based policies. The new On-Demand Deployment complements Section’s existing cloud-native services, allowing developers to move from a single cluster to automated clusterless deployment across a global network of providers.
“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,” Stewart McGrath, chief executive officer of Section, said in a statement. “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. Distributing apps couldn’t be easier.”
Taking on the rise of complex application stacks, Section argues that developers become trapped in ecosystems and solutions that prevent application portability – one of the key promises of cloud-native computing – and are forced to run applications in specific locations, leading to poor or compromised user experiences. Section gives developers an instant onramp to operate Kubernetes and deploy containers across a dynamic and secure global footprint without changing their existing development or operations practices.
Section’s offering lowers the barriers to entry for distributed hosting, helping companies better control risk, improve reliability, avoid vendor lock-in and manage costs around application delivery.
A venture capital backed-company, Section includes among its investors Tahoma Ventures, Foundry Group, NEXT Frontier Capital, Crimson Ventures and Techstars Ventures. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised $24.3 million to date.
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