Twitter is in the business of helping people share information and find
out what's happening around the world. And with people tweeting more and more every day, the
data produced by these tweets starts to add up.
Twitter knew this meant they needed more storage and more compute power. To keep processing
massive amounts of data 24/7, the social media platform was expecting to transfer over 300
petabytes of data storage to the cloud.
To determine if a migration of this scale would even be possible, Twitter had a rigorous cloud
evaluation process. After months of in-depth analysis, Twitter engineers found Google Cloud to
be the best fit for Twitter's needs because it provided flexibility in storage and compute scaling
in both dimensions independently while also providing access to a high-speed network.