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AppScale gives you the freedom to run your App Engine application on public, private or hybrid cloud.

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AppScale review by Administrator
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"Using AppScale to enter the Chinese market."

What do you like best?

We were able to port our Google App Engine code over to AppScale with very few changes -- mostly related to non-GAE services, like GCP and BigQuery. We haven't had to write code against the lower levels of AppScale (below the App Engine-compatible SDK it provides).

What do you dislike?

We have to do more system administration work to keep our instances running. This includes things like ensuring the instances where we've deployed AppScale have enough free memory and disk space. This isn't really a problem because of AppScale -- it's just something that GAE takes care of for us automatically.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have an existing solution deployed on the Google Cloud, AppScale will help you set up a clone of the service for users in China very quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main solution AppScale provides us is the ability to operate in China with minimal changes to our code base. We use the Datastore heavily in our backend services, and if AppScale didn't exist, we would've had to rewrite the database layer from scratch, and likely also some of the mobile application code.

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AppScale review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Appscale is great but running it is a bit hard"

What do you like best?

Appscale can run Google App Engine applications

What do you dislike?

Appscale is hard to run even on docker it eats a lot of RAM even without much application.

Appscale tools is hard to run with the AppscaleFile is is just a painful experience so we just use Fast-start but that is not for production, hopefully there's a production script to run Appscale smoothly

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend using Appscale as it is the most mature and most actively developed Google App Engine implementation in the market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Run a Search Engine powered by Google App Engine and run with Appscale

What Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution do you use?

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AppScale review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education
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"A pretty good open source implementation of the Google App Engine"

What do you like best?

The ease to setup the entire environment. Basically, the ease to add machines to the server. The documents for setting up the system were terrific and the support system, that revolved mainly around Google Groups was fantastic. The fact that it was open source was an added bonus. It helped me learn a lot about the building process, and the hard-work that was put into building the platform.

What do you dislike?

While I was working on it, it was predominantly available only on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. Hopefully, it is available to be implemented on a variety of other systems. Also, a few bugs were present when setting up the environment. Thankfully, the Google groups was very active, and they fixed it up and released a patch whenever a bug was reported.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do try out this product. This is probably one of the best in the business for PaaS cloud technology. This being open source is another big advantage. It is on par with the Google App Engine performance-wise, and it should certainly get better with time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were basically comparing the performance of the Google App Engine and AppScale by running the same transactions on both. AppScale promised the performance level equal to or better than the Google App Engine. We found out that AppScale, even though a little buggy, did indeed deliver the level of performance as promised. It was mostly on par with the Google App Engine's performance in this regard.

AppScale review by Dário N.
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"Automatic application deployment on Eucaliptus"

What do you like best?

The compatibility with Google App Engine is a big plus. Not only the demos are compatible but also the documentation is better.

It's a simple, the interface is clean and easy to use. I deployed my Java Application easily. Comparing with similar solutions, such as OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, AppScale was the easiest to setup and deploy.

The platform is growing fast! Comparing with last year, the number of features increased a lot and the platform became reliable.

What do you dislike?

Most of PaaS frameworks have been developed in 2014. At that time, I tried AppScale for the first time. It was still a new platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! It will allow you to create a hybrid cloud with Google Cloud Platform! Enjoy Google App Engine on your datacenter

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A master thesis prototype to recover from intrusions.

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"Appscale - awesome platform for GAE apps."

What do you like best?

Appscale is as advertised. With hardly any changes, we could migrate a cloud(GAE) based hospital management solution to appscale. Great support by appscale team on community support emails.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is an area of improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it! Appscale is just not a library, but a whole platform to develop clustered private cloud solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were a pure cloud company before we implemented appscale. Appscale has enabled us to provide on-premise solutions to medium and large hospitals.

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