Payment service provider moves to Google Cloud to support growth

Mollie is a payment service provider (PSP) that enables clients to take all major payment methods and, by allowing vendors to integrate payment methods into their online store via free plug-ins, aims to make life easier for its customers. By charging per transaction, Mollie’s clients don’t have to pay up front and aren’t locked into a contract, resulting in increased efficiency and freeing up time to develop their business.

Since being founded in 2004, Mollie has seen rapid growth and now has four offices across Europe and is used by over 110,000 vendors. As it looked to accelerate this growth, the company decided to migrate its app infrastructure to Google Cloud. Mollie CTO Marco dos Santos said: "Our aim in migrating to Google Cloud is to continue putting the product, and the customer, first."

Mollie deals with high transaction volumes, meaning processes are extremely time sensitive. Migrating to Google Cloud helped Mollie eliminate the manual processes and errors that had previously affected systems hosted on its dedicated servers and could lead to slower transaction times.

Mollie opted to reconfigure its applications, creating a cloud-native infrastructure able to deliver the low latency response times the company requires. The company set up automated processes, allowing it to quickly and easily deploy new services to its key applications.

Marco dos Santos said: "By containerizing Mollie's applications and using Google Kubernetes Engine as an orchestration solution, Mollie's developers will be able to use a CI/CD pipeline and get their code into production faster.”

Automated deployment and the ability for Mollie to test services before putting changes in place means that the company is optimistic that it will benefit from faster software delivery services and greater reliability.

Marco dos Santos continued: "Moving to Google Cloud will mean we can spend less time keeping our system operational, and more time on delivering new software to support our market expansion. That will benefit our customers, too."

The ultimate goal of Mollie’s migration is to break the application into services, before moving them to the cloud, with data remaining intact. Dos Santos concluded: "Our goal for the cloud migration is to provide availability and stability, supporting the rapid expansion of Mollie. Google and Mollie have common goals in terms of providing vendors with the tools to build their brand online, and we look forward to working together to make that happen."

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