Section Partners with DigitalOcean to Make Edge Computing Accessible for SMBs

November 1, 2019

Section has become an inaugural member of DigitalOcean’s Solutions Partner Program, a worldwide partner initiative for services and solutions providers who want to use the DigitalOcean cloud to help deploy and modernize their clients’ infrastructure.

Section and DigitalOcean express shared philosophies around developer empowerment. DigitalOcean’s community of over 3.5 million developers and their worldwide network of data centers are rooted in open source principles and simplicity so developers and their teams can spend their time innovating instead of managing complex infrastructure. Similarly, the Section mission has always been carried out through a developer-first approach. Section’s DevOps-friendly Edge Compute Platform further removes the complexities associated with infrastructure management by optimizing workload distribution to meet performance, security, and scalability requirements for any application.

“Distributed computing is not easy, even for the largest, most sophisticated engineering teams. Just like DigitalOcean, we’re focused on reducing complexities for web engineers.” - Daniel Bartholomew, Co-Founder & CTO, Section

In speaking about Section joining the program, Section CTO Daniel Bartholomew explained, “Distributed computing is not easy, even for the largest, most sophisticated engineering teams. Just like DigitalOcean, we’re focused on reducing complexities for web engineers.” He added, “Most engineers don’t care exactly where their workloads are running, as long as they’re meeting the performance, security, and scalability requirements that they’ve defined. The Section platform optimizes workload distribution based on these specifications, so developers can focus on their core application functionality.”

Section’s Docker-powered, Kubernetes-orchestrated Edge Compute Platform does exactly that, sitting on top of DigitalOcean (and other providers) to offer the most flexible edge network for developers while giving them complete code-level control over workload distribution. Developers can run any workload along the edge compute continuum to meet the specific demands of their application. Users have the option to either bring their own custom workload, or to leverage best-of-breed software available in Section’s Edge Module Marketplace. Solutions include web application firewalls (WAFs), bot mitigation, image optimization, A/B & Multivariate testing, Virtual Waiting Room, and many more.

The partnership program is designed for companies building technology solutions for SMBs on top of DigitalOcean’s Developer Cloud. Partners benefit from stable and efficient pricing, marketing benefits to help better position DigitalOcean for their clients, access to world-class 247 service and support, and the opportunity to become part of a large robust community of technology experts and thought leaders.

Section recently joined the DigitalOcean team at their Shark Week event, an annual company-wide gathering, where Daniel participated in a panel discussion alongside other key founding members of the Solutions Partner Program.