TL;DR: AppScale runs on Nutanix with no changes, offering another option for App Engine apps to run on-prem (check out the video below!).
With the latest AppScale release (3.4), we will default all new deployments and installation to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial). Published AppScale images are based on Long Term Support images to ensure stability and easy upgradability. Our choice
In AppScale, we call each App Engine application instance an AppServer. It’s the unit we use to scale the application. Applications need at least one AppServer running to serve requests. Adding more AppServers increases application performance and redundancy.
When Google made App Engine available to the public in 2008, it was an immediate success. Developers and innovators loved the ability to quickly create web and mobile applications. This ease of use made Google App Engine (GAE) popular with start-up innovators and agile enterprises. There are many benefits to using GAE including the auto-scaling of applications and services, and the no-ops experience it provides.
AppScale 3.1 saw the introduction of the Azure agent in a beta capability. AppScale 3.2 brings a new and improved Azure agent which graduates to production ready our support of Azure. One of the main changes, was the introduction of Scale Sets in the agent code.
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.
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