Welcome to Section
With so much business, media, and commerce now online, delivering workloads at speed is of the essence. The Section Platform provides a solution to meet these demands for delivering workloads while reducing latency and enhancing speed.
Backend cloud infrastructure continues to grow in complexity as enterprises seek improved reliability all the while trying to keep their cloud costs under control. Section's Global Edge Hosting Platform continuously optimizes the Edge for each unique application's needs and simplifies the entire application lifecycle and management for Edge.
Expanding outside of traditional public and multi cloud deployment models also brings with it higher stakes for security, reliability, and geographic reach that already overburdened cloud teams can’t support.
Section's Composable Edge Cloud provides a global footprint. The Section platform includes a Kubernetes Edge Interface for simple deployment of workload to the Edge and an Adaptive Edge Engine to continuously move workload to optimal locations based on any specified parameters and any relevant currently prevailing application context.
Get Started deploying workload to the Edge with Section.
Read our Guides on deploying workload to the Edge with Section.
Build with Section
What can you build with Section today?
The next step in cloud maturity is building applications that cross cloud regions and put your data with close proximity to your customers.
Here are some example of what you can build with the Section platform:
- Corporate websites can use the Section Platform to reset their websites in a new cloud region as part of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack response Ecommerce sites can use the Section platform to scale their site during peak times such as the holidays and as part of a DDoS defense strategy
- Online media sites can use the Section platform to better distribute their content
- Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors can use the Section platform to reduce page load times and improve performance which is increasingly important in today’s hybrid and remote work world
- Online gaming sites can use the Section Platform to scale their sites to meet growing customer demands across the world ` The Section Platform excels in use cases where enterprises need to bring content and data to their customers.
Deploy Workloads with Composable Edge Cloud (CEC)
Deploying to a global network of compute locations requires partnerships and operations knowledge that can take years to build yourself. Section enables application deployment to a global network of compute locations Section works with leading hosting providers including:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
The Section team manages these partnerships and simplifies the billing for you. We continue to work with new providers and add new geographic locations to augment our current providers.
Read more about Section Composable Edge Cloud.
Automate Deployments with Kubernetes Edge Interface (KEI)
Our KEI provides your DevOps teams a K8s consistent interface to deploy and manage workloads on the Section Global Network.
Your DevOps teams can use their standard Kubernetes tooling to deploy your applications to the Section Edge using the same automation tools they use to deploy to your production environment.
Read more about KEI.
Optimize Workload Deployment with Adaptive Edge Engine (AEE)
Workload optimization across a global network is integral to delivering online experiences that delight and enchant current and prospective customers.
The Section KEI provides policies that the AEE uses to optimize workload placement across our global network enabling you to best reach customers regardless of their geographic region.
The AEE reviews and reshapes workload deployments continuously to potential target clusters on the Global Network subject to the edge network policy provided to it via the KEI for an application and changing user demands or performance conditions for that application.
Read more about AEE.
Simplify Deployments with Platform Extensions
Section offers prebuilt containers which you can add to your application stack to simplify and accelerate the path to deploying and managing an application at the Edge.
Our platform includes prebuilt HTTP Ingress and Egress containers which enable elements such as TLS management, Origin configuration and management and higher order HTTP monitoring.
Read more about HTTP Platform Extensions.
Find a Section Recommended Partner
A number of software providers have deployed their containerized software to the Section Platform successfully as part of projects for Section customers. Section is happy to recommend these Software Partners as good quality and simple options to achieve Security, performance and other application outcomes. Our partners provide the following services and solutions:
- Web Application Firewalls
- Bot Mitigation Services
- Multivariate Testing
- Image Optimization
Read more about Section Recommended Partners.
There are Section resellers leading the way by building Edge solutions running on top of the Section Edge platform to create solutions for their customers. We are now making our Reference Application available to all of our customers.
Our Reference Application provides a simple path for developers and solutions architects to deliver a fully-featured and custom branded Console application addressing the Section Platform via an application programming interface (API).
Read more about Reseller Console Reference Application.
Understand Section Billing and Pricing
Cloud costs are a universal challenge for organizations of all sizes. Container workloads only add to that challenge as major CSPs
The Section pricing model will be familiar to anybody who has purchased cloud solutions. Our usage-based pricing model uses RAM and CPU usage as its primary drivers. We bill monthly in USD..o
Read more about Pricing.
For specific pricing enquiries, Contact Sales.
Platform support is available for all Section customers and Enterprise Support for application specific support is available as an additional package.
Contact Sales for more information on Support Packages.
Terms and Conditions
Section’s platform and Services are provided in accordance with our Terms of Service.