Section, the cloud-native hosting platform, has announced support for Persistent Volume storage across its distributed, multi-cloud platform, allowing developers to quickly deploy even the most complex Kubernetes workloads globally. Section enables organizations to easily optimize and scale service to local demand while steering traffic to the most appropriate endpoints for performance and availability across cloud providers worldwide.

With the new release of Persistent Volumes, Kubernetes users can ensure stateful data storage independent of pods and containers to support Databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL, shared caches, document or object stores and more. Section handles day-to-day server operations, as its clusterless platform automates orchestration across a secure and reliable global infrastructure network.

Developers deploy on Section’s multi-cloud, clusterless platform using Section’s web-based console or standard open-source tools (like Helm, yaml or kubectl), setting simple policy-based rules to automate global orchestration. While typical workloads can readily use ephemeral storage as needed, Persistent Volumes can now be created dynamically through a Persistent Volume Claim.

Persistent storage on Section can be used for:

  • horizontal scaling of a pod, so that the multiple replicas have access to common data, such as a cache
  • different pods of a microservice application, giving those pods a common source of truth for whatever data they might need
  • data that needs to survive a pod that crashes and restarts
  • a database for your distributed application, such as Postgres, MySQL, SQLite, or others
  • a document store
  • a persistent cache, for use with technologies such as Varnish
  • a KV (Key Value) store
  • an object store, such as MinIO

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