Deutsche Post DHL leverages Google Cloud

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Google Cloud says that it is working with Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group) to deliver scalable cloud services that meet the demands of the logistics’ company’s growing logistics business.

DHL Group started using Google Cloud services in 2019 with Apigee, Google Cloud’s API (application programming interface) management platform. It also established an Application Programming Interface (API) Center of Excellence (CoE) to bring together API experts from across its organization, with a mission of improving the experience of software developers who use logistics solutions in their applications. By embedding APIs into their systems, DHL’s logistics customers were able to access logistics services, digitally enabling them to book shipments, create labels, track packages, and access many more services along the delivery chain—all in one place.

As of the first quarter 2021, Google’s cloud API services have now provided seamless scaling technology to serve an exponential growth in tracking events for DHL.com, with zero downtime over the past six months. In fact, DHL says it has processed record numbers of API transactions—more than one billion per month, a volume that has tripled in just the past year.

“Running effective, scalable and innovative technology continues to be a burden, even for large companies,” said Daniel Holz, VP, EMEA North Region at Google Cloud. “Through the power of cloud APIs, Deutsche Post DHL Group can reliably provide the connectivity and processing power that is needed for the integration of information into their customers’ day-to-day operations. We’re proud to work with an industry leader like Deutsche Post DHL Group to bring new and innovative logistics capabilities to the world.”

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