Tuesday 8 April 2008

Google's Cloud Is Now Public

Well almost...

Google has announced AppEngine, which is, in essence, a platform for developing web applications using Google's platform, and deploying them into Google's cloud.

Google like Google, released AppEngine in a very controlled way, granting access to the first 10,000 users who registered to the Beta program. Too bad I wasn't quick enough… I am sure that the user-experience and the set of features provided will make developing and deploying web apps into Google an easy and nice experience.

As for the release being a Beta, that's also a nice trick by Google. It really doesn’t mean that AppEngine is not mature yet, it's just a way to lower our expectation a bit I guess. Take GMail for instance, it's still at Beta stage!

A very detailed description of the offering from Brady Forrest, which also discusses some differences between AppEngine and Amazon's AWS



Anonymous said...

You write very well.

Guy Sayar said...

Thanks Uta.

I left GigaSpaces a few months ago. Unfortunately, the firm I now work for implements some policies around publicly blogging etc', so I have not been able to blog since. I am still figuring out what is allowed under the policy and will hopefully start blogging again soon.