Capacity Planning: Auto-Scaling for Large Loads

 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.

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Adventures in Azure Land

 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.

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AppScale tools get smarter --Use them now to provision your resources

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.

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Cloud Portability

Cloud portability is a hot topic at the moment. The ability to move your application from one environment to another with a minimum of effort and changing code prevents application lock-in, and that is good.  

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Gartner Magic Quadrant


I was pleasantly surprised last week when I read the latest Gartner report,
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Worldwide and found that our aPaaS,  AppScale was prominently mentioned.  

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AppScale Partners with Optimal Dynamics to Bring Google App Engine’s Model to P2P Cloud

At AppScale Systems, we believe in the power of open source software to improve companies, expand access to technology and change lives.

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Why an AppScale / Canonical Partnership Is Important

It’s exciting to be partnering with Canonical / Ubuntu again as a member of their Charm Partner Program.

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Google Compute Engine Released

Google announced this week that it has finally opened its IaaS up to the general public.

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