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Rightmove Migrating to Google Cloud

LONDON — The property website Rightmove is migrating a number of its systems to Google Cloud.

Rightmove’s migration to Google Cloud is intended to help Rightmove with its tech innovations, reduce the time to release updates, and help in its net-zero carbon goals, according to Google Cloud last month. 

Rightmove is currently operating a multi-data center infrastructure. Over the last year, Rightmove saw visits from home movers jump to an average of more than 180 million each month.

The move to Google Cloud will help Rightmove speed up the thousands of updates that it makes to its platform each year.

Rightmove will start by running its containerized applications with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which will help automate the platform and scale in line with traffic peaks. Currently, the busiest minute on Rightmove is 8:48 p.m. on Wednesday during the final ad break on prime time TV.

“Having recognized the need to take its platform to the next level to stay agile and continue innovating, it is now going to be able to iterate and accelerate time to production,” said Adrian Poole, director of UKI, Google Cloud.

Andrew Tate, head of technology operations at Rightmove, said a key focus area for the company is “reducing the complexity of our technology platform, whilst building and delivering new products even more quickly, and Google Cloud will help us achieve this.”

“One of the other big factors in choosing Google Cloud is its commitment to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030, which aligns with our own commitments to reduce our carbon emissions and will ensure that our platform is consuming the minimum amount of power that is needed to support the maximum number of users each minute of the day,” Tate said.

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