If you're deploying mobile (or web-based) apps, you want to give every user a fast, consistent experience, while reassuring them that their interactions are secure. Even with on-premise systems and corporate networks, delivering great performance was never easy. With mobile apps, you often don't know where your users are, what devices and networks they'll use to connect, or even how many users you'll have. When Niantic launched Pokémon Go, their usage quickly grew to fifty times their pre-launch estimate.
Why choose the Google Cloud Platform for mobile apps?
Because Niantic was smart, it chose to deploy on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google knows a thing or two about delivering fast, secure applications at scale: hundreds of millions of users rely on products like Google Search, Maps and G Suite every day. With GCP, Google is putting the same infrastructure in the hands of customers. This means you benefit from:
The Google Backbone, a private ultra-fast network built and managed by Google itself. This not only connects Google's data centres together but also interconnects directly to the specific ISP serving the end user’s device 98% of the time. That delivers low latency, better throughput and higher security all the way from your servers to the local point of presence.
On-demand computing power, with the ability to spin up additional servers, configured exactly the way you want, in minutes rather than months. You can close servers down just as quickly, and automate provisioning of additional servers when your current servers reach a specified performance threshold. With per-minute pricing, this means you can get the performance you need without having to pay for capacity you're not actually using.
Layered defense in depth security that protects your applications, data and operations are secured every step of the way. Custom-built security chips in all new servers protect machines from the moment they boot. All data is encrypted, whether it's in transit or being stored. User accounts are protected by anti-fraud measure that detect and prevent attempts to log in from unexpected locations or devices, while GCP is the only cloud to offer two-factor authentication through physical security keys. Chrome, Chrome OS and Android have also been designed with security in mind, offering remote management of devices, over-the-air updates to ensure users are always running the latest versions, and encryption on demand.
If you need to deploy mobile and web-based solutions that are fast and secure, come and talk to us about how GCP and Chrome can help.