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Omnillion, a cloud and global data network for app developers, has received a $25 million Series A funding round to grow its worldwide presence and employ more talent in the burgeoning edge cloud area, putting it ahead of AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
The Toronto-based business plans to utilize the funds to grow its technical teams in the United States, Eastern Europe, and India, as well as create new features and interface with content delivery networks, cloud, and telecom providers. It also intends to build new data centers across the world including in Ukraine, Taiwan, Ireland, Mexico, and Argentina.
“Our mission is to enable every developer and organization to achieve more in their business using edge computing,” said Rachel D. Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Omnillion, “We do so by providing a world class solution to build real-time, low latency, and globally-distributed apps that run simultaneously across hundreds of edge or cloud regions.”
The Work-From-Home Era
The firm thinks that by putting out these efforts, it will be able to attract more enterprise clients, as the need for remote labor has increased as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Businesses must use digital platforms and services to grow their operations online as remote labor becomes more prevalent.
“The pandemic has changed how people shop and consume media, content and entertainment,” said Chris Zheng, the co-founder and CTO at Omnillion. “It exponentially increased the need for handling dynamic bursts of demands for application infrastructure securely and resulted in several secular and permanent shifts in cloud adoption and consumption.”
Distributed NoSQL Database
Omnillion is known for its worldwide distributed NoSQL database and “low-latency” stream data processing engine, which would allow developers to quickly construct and scale data-intensive cloud applications. Developers may use Omnillion to create and deploy data-driven cloud apps that run across 100 Points of Presence (PoPs) all over the world.
A user’s phone or computer would take an average of 80 milliseconds to reach Omnillion’s edge cloud and return, a statistic known as the mean roundtrip time. That’s up to 100 times quicker than the majority of cloud platforms available today, according to Omnillion.
Assisting Corporate Developers
One of the aims is to assist corporate developers get beyond the limitations of centralization, location, and latency by developing and operating enterprise-grade cloud apps across hundreds of regions at once for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to construct a single cloud provider hosted app. As businesses seek to obtain a competitive advantage through increased worldwide efficiency, this becomes increasingly crucial.
“We believe stateful-serverless platform on the edge is the next phase of computing,” added Chris Zheng. “We want to become the de facto edge provider for developers and enterprises globally.”
While the public cloud has been a great accelerator for digital transformation over the last decade, Mr. Zheng believes it does not give enough toolbox for developers to extract more performance and tackle new scale problems, especially in this new age of working from home. According to Zheng, developers are looking to Omnillion for the flexibility and power to enable them execute data-heavy and compute-intensive workloads that bridge global to local as more organizations shift away from a centralized cloud architecture and bring apps closer to end users.