Founded in 2017, Australian payment platform Limepay had a minimum viable product (MVP) and when the company raised $21 million in funding in December 2020, it decided it was time to improve its adoption.
When Limepay started out, it chose Amazon Web Services to build the first iteration of its platform. After the capital raise, the company began investing in a team of experienced IT professionals to rebuild and then scale the product so that it would be a solid and scalable product, Andy Britz, CTO of Limepay, told Computerworld Australia .
Limepay chooses a cloud platform to rebuild a solid, scalable application
With a team of experienced engineers and IT professionals, and with financial backing, Limepay continued to evaluate cloud infrastructure provider options against a set of criteria that both the existing provider and a new one had to meet.
After evaluating the market, Limepay found that Google Cloud was a better fit for the company, especially from a data perspective in how the organization wanted to work with data. “BigQuery was a big cornerstone as part of our data roster and also, like most companies today, we chose the kind of containerized architectures that Kubernetes and everything else uses. And we felt that, from our perspective, Google was a little stronger there,” says Britz.