Toronto-based online auctioneer MaxSold describes itself as a “local antique auction on your computer or smartphone with a chance to buy all things early, vintage and unique.” To succeed in the competitive online auction world, MaxSold needed a powerful cloud computing infrastructure to keep sales flowing efficiently and customers on both sides of the transaction securely connected.
The company had been operating two domains, MaxSold and YouBidLocal, both hosted by its private data center/network provider on physical hardware. This arrangement created multiple pain points for the auctioneer, which Onix and Google Cloud Platform helped to resolve.
Deploying GCP alleviated the capacity, performance and hardware issues MaxSold had experienced with the leased data center server. The upgrade to GCP has kept sellers selling, buyers bidding and MaxSold in business as usual — with confidence.