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Why repl.it uses Google Cloud Platform?

LeganNogan
LeganNogan

i noticed something fishy when i accessed the speedtest.net website via repl.it, does repl.it have enough money to pay that huge amount of money to Google Cloud Platform and why repl.it uses Google Cloud Platform instead of their own? 🤔

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2 years ago
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RoBlockHead
RoBlockHead

“Why use GCP instead of their own?” Simple. Infrastructure (computers, data centers, etc) cost lots of money to set up. With the amount of traffic/usage on replit, starting a private data center would cost quite a bit and end up hurting the end user. GCP makes it easy and economical to set up things without having to worry about the physical infrastructure.

2 years ago