THE HURDLES ANUE FACED
Anue has been founded for more than 20 years. In order to ensure stability and speed, Anue once used self-built server rooms coupled with dedicated connection. Yet after Anue migrated to the Cloud in 2016, it abandoned dedicated connection on Cloud due to high costs and technical challenges.
In the last two years, Anue started its transformation into FinTech and launched a blockchain-based digital identity service named “YesID”, in order to provide optimal financial service to investors. As the targeted clients of “YesID” are financial institutions, Anue began to search for a cloud platform with local data center in Taiwan, in compliance with Taiwan’s regulations.
Additionally, as Anue has fully containerized, it has been paying attention to Kubernetes hoping to find a better management approach. But if Anue runs Kubernetes on the original platform, it may encounter challenges such as relatively high pricing and fewer features to choose from. These are the reasons why Anue decided to use GKE in pursuit of bitter quality.
James Lu, Site Reliability Engineer of Anue stated that in terms of Financial IT, mere seconds can result in large differences. Google Cloud operates a data center in Taiwan, which offers low-latency, high-efficiency services that are more compliant with Taiwan’s financial regulations. This allows Anue to focus on bringing better financial news and FinTech services to the users in Taiwan.