AppScale’s strong suit has been to support a wide range of resources, from clouds (public and private) to virtualized environments (virtualbox, kvm, docker, and more) to bare-metal (clusters and any resources the user has access to). Whenever there is a provisioning service, AppScale can take advantage of it to simplify resource management: for example, AWS, GCE, Azure, Euca, OpenStack all provide provisioning systems that AppScale can leverage to manage resources -- instances, network, disks.
We are thrilled to announce the release of AppScale 3.2. The main theme for the next installment in the AppScale 3 series, has been the tuning and improvement of the Big Data capabilities of AppScale. So in this release we finely tuned the performance of Datastore, and TaskQueue APIs in order to support massive load with the MapReduce and Pipeline libraries.
Google App Engine
Google App Engine (GAE) is the most popular Platform as a Service in the world. With six million active applications hosted on Google’s servers the evidence is compelling. Why is it so popular? Google provided the education and the course materials which makes it easy for developers to learn. The API driven model gives developers the opportunity to quickly create web and mobile applications and then iterate on those applications. It is brilliant. It allows for the creation of quick MVP’s (minimum viable product’s) which accelerates time to market. Another big advantage of GAE is that it scales automatically. Therefore you don’t need to worry about scaling when your application becomes a big hit.
AppScale is a portable cloud platform that deploys and runs anywhere, including over Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and your own private laptop or cluster, among others. To enable this portability, AppScale integrates a number of amazing open source software technologies behind the scenes and exposes them through Google App Engine’s “PaaS” APIs.
AppScale Business Ready FAQ is a list of the best questions and answers to help you understand what AppScale is all about and how we can help your business focus on what you do best. If you have any questions not answered here, please reach out, and we'll be sure to get you the answers you need. If you are looking for more technical answers about our product or AppScale Tools, check out our Technical FAQ.
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AppScale on Microsoft Cloud
As of our latest 3.1 Release, we now have a quick and simple way of running AppScale on Azure. Check out the following video, where Bruno Terkaly, Principal Cloud Architect at Microsoft Cloud demonstrates a three step process for installing AppScale from source.