BigCommerce migrates to Google Cloud Platform

BigCommerce migrates to Google Cloud Platform

More than 60,000 merchants set to benefit from faster response times and enhanced security

London, UK– January 22, 2019 – BigCommerce, the e-commerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, has announced the migration of its hosting infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform.

Enabling more than 60,000 merchants powering online sales through BigCommerce to benefit from the industry’s fastest, most flexible and secure cloud platform. Merchants that have been successfully migrated have seen, on average, an 81% improvement in connection times, which are now below 10 milliseconds. This has resulted in faster page load times, improved conversion and better customer experience.  

In just three months, BigCommerce moved the majority of its customer base of more than 60,000 merchants to Google Cloud Platform while maintaining better than 99.99% uptime. Through the remainder of 2018, its merchants experienced 100% uptime on the new hosting infrastructure – an important accomplishment during the busiest time of the year for retailers.  

“BigCommerce has processed more than $21 billion in sales and now supports merchants in more than 120 countries. As our merchants continue to grow on the platform, we take pride in delivering world-class performance and a scalable hosting solution that works as hard as they do,” says Brian Dhatt, CTO at BigCommerce. “Throughout our sustained growth, BigCommerce has always provided merchants a secure platform with near-perfect uptime and industry-leading performance. The decision to move to Google Cloud further extends our commitment to reliability and scalability, backed by Google Cloud’s reputation in security, performance and innovation.”  

As a component of the migration, BigCommerce will leverage Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure and global footprint, which includes 18 cloud regions and 134 points of presence around the world. This means that BigCommerce traffic enters the Google network much closer to the individual shopper, providing a faster and more reliable connection between merchants and their customers.

Backed by a rigourous system of independent verifications that certify the platform’s security, privacy and compliance controls, Google Cloud provides additional protection for BigCommerce merchants via its multi-layered approach to security, global infrastructure and round-the-clock monitoring, resulting in unprecedented resilience against DDoS attacks and other malicious behaviour. 

BigCommerce expects to complete the full migration by next month.  

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