Spotify selects Google Cloud Platform as new infrastructure partner
Streaming music requires a healthy piece of bandwidth, and storing large amounts of audio begs for even larger amounts of space. With millions of active users, the amount of hardware that Spotify needs in order to keep running is staggering; up until recently, the streaming service bought or leased infrastructure where and when it was needed. However, now that cloud computing can compete with the price, speed, and reliability of traditional hardware, Spotify has opted to take the plunge and move onto the cloud for good.
Now, Google Cloud Platform will provide the infrastructure Spotify needs as it continues to accelerate its growth in users and music content. Regarding the decision, the company stated, “Good infrastructure isn’t just about keeping things up and running, it’s about making all of our teams more efficient and more effective, and Google’s data stack does that for us in spades.” With powerful tools for analyzing massive amounts of data, such as BigQuery, Spotify believes it will be able to improve its services faster than on any competing cloud platform.
The deal marks an exciting time for both companies, what with Spotify beginning its transition to a cloud-based platform and Google landing such a high-profile music partner. For those who are curious and want to keep up with Spotify’s progress in moving to a cloud-based service, keep an eye on their engineering blog for updates.
Via: Tech Crunch