AppScale - The Google App Engine Alternative

Posted by Matthias Van Den Eede on 3/2/17 9:00 AM

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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.

Now imagine that you build your application on GAE and everything is running great but you want to deploy your app in China. This is not possible with Google. Another use case may be that you need to run your application on-premise. Again, not possible with Google. You already have your application successfully running, scaling and generating revenue on GAE, so you do not want to rewrite your application. But you need the flexibility to migrate your application and you are locked-in to Google’s proprietary model. What do you do? This is where AppScale, the Google App Engine Alternative, steps in.

AppScale, the alternative

AppScale is open source Google App Engine and allows you to run your GAE applications on any infrastructure, anywhere that makes sense for your business. AppScale eliminates lock-in and makes your GAE application portable. This way you can choose which public or private cloud platform is the best fit for your business requirements. Because we are literally the GAE alternative, it is an easy migration from Google App Engine to AppScale. AppScale implements the Google App Engine API’s allowing users to move their App Engine applications to AppScale unmodified, while providing the same no-ops experience as Google App Engine. This way you can save time and money by choosing AppScale for your application. Check out our case studies page and see why our customers are so happy.

Wondering if you want to move your application to another cloud? Check out our Cloud Cost Calculator and see how much your GAE application would cost on AWS, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer or Alibaba Cloud.

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- Matthias Van Den Eede

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