Google Signs Up Spotify for Cloud Services
The music streaming service will migrate most of its technology stack to Google's infrastructure over the next several months.Music streaming service Spotify's more than 20 million paying customers around the world will soon have their music delivered from Google's cloud infrastructure. In a major win for Google, Spotify has decided to move off its home-built technology infrastructure to Google's Cloud Computing Platform. The migration will take place over the next several months and involve two separate projects—one to migrate Spotify services to Google cloud and the other to migrate its massive data stacks. Spotify's plans call for the company to move its products from a multitude of microservices running on on-premise data centers to Google's cloud using Google's cloud Compute Engine and Storage services, Guillaume Leygues, lead sales engineer at Google's Cloud Platform group, wrote in a blog post. As part of its migration, Spotify has already begun implementing Google's Cloud Datastore NoSQL database and Google's Cloud Bigtable database service for big data workloads, Leygues said. The music streaming service has also begun rolling out Google's Direct Peering, Cloud Router and Cloud VPN to facilitate the transfer of petabytes worth of data from its internal data centers to the Google cloud.
Direct Peering is a service that allows Google's cloud customers to tie their business networks to Google's own and exchange data via a peering connection. Google does not charge companies for establishing a direct peering connection with its network and neither does it charge for ingress traffic. The company's Cloud VPN service will allow Spotify to connect its network with Google's cloud and exchange data via a secure VPN connection.