Welcome to Section
Our platform is a supercloud on which you can deploy apps, containers, or K8s workloads in the best locations for you, your users and your budget.
Whether you are seeking:
- Redundancy advantages of multi-location and multi-cloud;
- Latency advantages of running closer to end users; and/or
- A more cost effective deploy option for your apps,
or indeed all of the above we've got you covered.
Deploy your apps in minutes. You can choose;
- One single location/provider
- Multiple specific locations and providers
- Section's dynamic, automatic placement optimization for maximum distribution with minimum cost
Our supercloud platform will look after placement, orchestration, scaling, redundancy, networking, SSL certs, and more; all across a cloud of clouds (ie a supercloud!).
Guess what? You don't have to download anything or learn any new command line tooling.
In just a few clicks you can have workload running exactly where you want around the world and have access to your own dashboard (and a K8s API) for single pane of glass management of your distributed app.
Cool Section Tech
Distributing applications is awesome but it's hard.
We wanted to give you a super simple experience when it comes to running apps on a distributed footprint. All the heavy lifting should be done. The tools should be familar and easy. There should be a single interface and pane of glass for all your ops.
We also know choosing where to run an app to make sure your users have the best possible experience can be tricky and that simply running it everywhere at all times is just not cost effective.
And, achieving a state of operational parity to run an application over a hybrid network hosting and cloud providers is a pain (let alone multi-supplier cost and procurement management).
We built some really cool tech to solve these problems so that you don't have to worry about them.
Simplify Deployments with Section's Console or our Kubernetes Edge Interface (KEI)
Our console is built to let you drive a distributed footprint from one central location. It is build over the top of our KEI. You don't need to know anything about Kubernetes to use Section. However, if you are comfortable with K8s, you can really get after it with our out of the box K8s experience.
For those in the middle ground, you can become a K8s power user in a few clicks. Our patent-pending KEI provides you with a ready to go K8s interface to deploy and manage workloads on the our global network.
You can use the K8s dashboard we provide or your standard Kubernetes tooling to deploy your applications to Section.
Optimize Workload Deployment with Adaptive Edge Engine (AEE)
As well as being able to prescirbe exactly where your app can run, you can leave the plaacement optimization to our optimization system (the AEE).
Choosing auto optimization means your app will run (only) in the right places at the right time. Our AEE means you can deliver the best possible performance for the lowest resource consumption (and hence cost).
Our Patented AEE is a system that enables optimized workload placement across our global network. You describe your desired application outcomes (performance, reach, compliance, etc) in a simple policy-based structure and our AEE will respond to those policies.
Our AEE reviews and reshapes workload deployments continuously to potential target clusters on the Global Network subject to the network policy you provided to it via the KEI for an application and changing user demands or performance conditions for that application.
Read more about our AEE.
Achieve Multi-cloud and Multi-Location with our Composable Edge Cloud (CEC)
Section's supercloud is a global network of compute locations so you benefit from geographic and supplier diversity with the simplicity of a single cloud experience.
Deploying to a global network of compute locations and disparate providers requires parity in operational deploy methods as well as partnerships and operations knowledge. We manage these infrastructure providers afor you and this simplifies operations and billing.
Our CEC includes leading hosting providers:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
We continue to work with new providers and add new geographic locations to augment our current providers.
Read more about our Composable Edge Cloud.