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Wayfair heads to the cloud

By Retail Technology | Monday January 13 2020

Home furnishings retailer Wayfair has streamlined its move to the cloud with globally resilient connectivity

In early 2018, Wayfair was thinking about the best way to run and scale its on-prem server fleet to support its largest sales event of the year—Way Day.

With existing data centers and compute capacity around the globe, Wayfair decided to explore a hybrid architecture in Google Cloud that would let them burst their capacity during events such as Way Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Using Google Cloud’s 100 Gbps Interconnect helped Wayfair minimise the risk of running out of network capacity during peak hours as well as keeping the data analysis going in order to deliver the products their customers need.

Capacity planning

The large pipe also allowed Wayfair to control their capacity and have better troubleshooting, capacity planning, and forecasting capabilities.

"We turned to Google as our cloud provider because Google’s network has the throughput, bandwidth, and latency required for our business applications,” said Steve Crusenberry, vice president, infrastructure and platform engineering for Wayfair.

 

 

 

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