BabyHome built the new infrastructure before dismantling the old one to make the migration to GCP painless. The migration team copied all real-time data from the source database (known as the “master” database) to a test database (known as the “slave” database) on Google Cloud.
The site was kept in maintenance mode to ensure that the content of the two databases was in sync. When the data in both databases was equalized, BabyHome upgraded the slave database as the master database and shut down the source database. As the last step, programmers transferred the data using a read-write connection to the new master database on Google Cloud to complete the back-end database migration.
In terms of Web service, all Web servers were first built on Google Cloud before the team redirected the URL from the old domain to Google Cloud. BabyHome activated the Google Cloud website service with almost zero downtime, and all members were able to use the site without encountering any issues.
“Thanks to Google Cloud partner CloudMile, we were able migrate to Google Cloud with zero issue. From day 1, CloudMile has helped us with the plan about IDC infrastructure transfer to Google Cloud, talked to us in length about our needs as well as conducting training. The migrating service was painless with minimal downtime. In the meantime, CloudMile continues to provide professional advice, the latest Google Cloud product knowledge and real-time support whenever we have any questions or problems. “
BabyHome is a new social blogging platform that integrates recording the baby’s growth process and sharing. One of the most popular new features is the personalized service, MyHome. Parents can record their children’s lives with photos, videos and text.
Over the past 17 years, BabyHome has accumulated a large amount of data, including text, photos, videos, member data, etc. The large amount of data has been transferred to the Google Cloud platform. In addition to integrating with MyHome, new features such as photo sharing and social media have been added.
MyHome has gained 8,000 new users since the migration. After the migration, GCP can handle the traffic required for uploading a large number of videos, photos and data with ease. We can provide better service to our users without worrying about the bandwidth.