MetGlobal is a global online travel company that combines tourism with technology, offering B2B and B2C customers more than 600,000 hotel inventories and online travel solutions in 205 countries, 80,000 destinations worldwide. Providing real-time availability and price information for 600,000+ hotels, Metglobal is the industry leader with less than 300 ms response time and 99.99% uptime. Having significant investments in Big Data, Metglobal receives 500 million hotel search requests and processes 5 TB of data per day. Metglobal, with hundreds of VM instances and dozens of services, uses Google Cloud as a cloud service provider and receives this service through Kartaca.
METGLOBAL’S PREVIOUS GOOGLE CLOUD PARTNER AND THE NEED TO EXPLORE OTHER OPTIONS
The first time they moved to Google Cloud, they were working with a different Google Cloud partner. At that time, the support they received was very inadequate, sharing information was not regular, and even invoices had delays. For this reason, they were in search of a different business partner, and they got in contact with Kartaca.
WHY METGLOBAL CHOSE KARTACA AS A GOOGLE CLOUD PARTNER
The most critical factor in Metglobal’s decision in this process was their confidence in the working culture and technical competence of Kartaca. Besides, Kartaca’s experiences in the cloud area and successful projects in the past also positively affected their decisions. They believed that Kartaca would manage communications much better and decided to work with Kartaca as a Google Cloud partner.
After starting to work with Kartaca, they had continuous and up-to-date information on new Google Cloud services in line with Metglobal’s business model and requirements, follow-up of their support requests, and announcements regarding changes in Google Cloud service conditions. They were also pleased with the support provided by Kartaca in terms of cost optimization, Google Cloud collaboration, and architecture.
PRODUCTS and SERVICES USED BY METGLOBAL
Google Kubernetes Engine
Google Cloud Bigtable
Google Cloud Memorystore
Google Cloud SQL
GOOGLE CLOUD ADVANTAGE AND RESULTS
Metglobal CTO, Utku Altınkaya states that their costs have fallen by 50%, their capacity has increased to 300%, and their performance has increased threefold since they started using Google Cloud.
METGLOBAL’S COMMENT ON GOOGLE CLOUD
“We are satisfied with Google Cloud. We think it is convenient and easy to manage and catered to our needs. Google Kubernetes Engine, Bigtable, Memory Store, and Cloud SQL are the services we use the most. With Google Kubernetes Engine, we can scale according to traffic changes and optimize resource usage. With Bigtable, we can reach higher data capacity at a lower cost. We also migrated our own managed databases to Google Cloud services and made it easier to manage resource allocation with flexible pre-purchase options.” – Utku Altınkaya, Metglobal CTO
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