Spotify Moving to Google Cloud Platform

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spby Angela Guess

Dawn Kawamoto reports in Information Week, “Streaming video provider Netflix and streaming music company Spotify are the latest enterprises to achieve or announce an all-in attitude toward public cloud computing. These two companies are part of a wider global movement toward public cloud services, which are expected to climb 19.4% at an annual rate over the next five years to more than $141 billion by 2019, according to an IDC study. The areas of public cloud that are growing the fastest are infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service, IDC noted in its study. Here’s a look at why Spotify and Netflix are willing to put all their systems onto the public cloud.”

Kawamoto goes on, “Spotify announced Tuesday it was teaming up with Google Cloud Platform to handle its platform infrastructure ‘everywhere.’ That move will take it away from its traditional approach of buying or leasing data centers and related equipment, the company noted. ‘Like good, lazy engineers, we occasionally asked ourselves: ‘Do we really need to do all this stuff?’’ Nicholas Harteau, vice president of engineering and infrastructure at Spotify, asked in a statement.”

She adds, “Netflix, which began moving its system onto the cloud in 2008, announced earlier this week that it has finally completed the last bits of its public cloud migration. Netflix, like Spotify, turned to cloud computing as a means to scale its operations quickly to handle rapid growth in its users, markets, the need for storage, and ability to add new features to the service.”

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photo credit: Spotify

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