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Section Launches Distributed GraphQL Hosting Service

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Section, the cloud-native distributed compute provider, has announced its new Distributed GraphQL Service, allowing organizations to quickly launch and easily scale location-optimized, multi-cloud API servers. Organizations can host GraphQL in datacenters across town or around the world to improve API performance and reliability, lower costs, decrease impact on back-end servers, and improve scalability, resilience, compliance, security and other factors – all without impacting their current cloud-native development process or tools.

With Section, GraphQL servers can be quickly deployed and immediately benefit from multi-cloud, multi-provider distribution. Application users will experience an instant performance boost from reduced latency, while API service availability and resilience is dramatically improved by Section’s automated service failure/re-routing capabilities.

According to the company, organizations will benefit from decreased costs versus hyperscalers or roll-your-own distribution solutions, and can even run other containers alongside the GraphQL Server, such as Redis caches, security solutions, etc. to further improve the costs/performance/availability equation.

Section’s distributed cloud-native compute platform allows application developers worldwide to focus only on business logic yet enables their software to behave as if it runs everywhere, is infinitely scalable, always available, maximally performant, completely compliant, and efficient with compute resources and cost. DevOps teams can use existing Kubernetes tools and processes to deploy to Section and set simple policy-based rules to control its clusterless global platform.

Benefits of Section’s Distributed GraphQL service include proximity-based performance – moving API servers closer to users dramatically improves performance, and servers can be spun up/down as needed based on load to minimize cost; full and partial API caching – for improved performance; done well, this can minimize the need for database distribution, dramatically decreasing costs; and roundtrip coalescing – Section’s data fetch capabilities can coalesce database and API calls to reduce backend chattiness.

Also, network-layer DDoS protection is included by default across the entire Section network to protect against all Layer 3/4 attacks. Section’s DDoS protection includes dually redundant DDoS protection including two of the world’s largest DDoS networks.

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