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Google hires co-founder of NAS storage shop Exablox

Co-founder and ex-CTO of enterprise NAS firm Exablox Tad Hunt has become a Technical Lead/Manager at Google for its App Engine activities. He exited Exablox in December last year. He became involved in the Kinetic Open Storage Project in September last year, joining its technical steering committee and becoming a governing …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2016

Snapchat TITSUP on heels of Google App Engine outage

Google's App Engine suffered a long overnight outage that may have also sent high-profile customer Snapchat into a Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP) state. Google explains here that the 11-plus-hour outage has now been resolved, but the flow through to Snapchat (if that's what it is) is still ongoing. The …

Google botches another cloud patch, this time messing up App Engine

Google's botched another cloud patch. The Chocolate Factory's cloud operations have had a tough time of things this year, suffering a network mess in February and then a brownout in early March. Over the last couple of days the company's App Engine experienced “elevated 503 errors on <1% of applications for a typical duration …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 2015

Google holds its nose, lets the hoi polloi run PHP on its shiny cloud

Google has loaded PHP onto its platform cloud in a preview form, letting developers around the world try out the technology. The advertising giant made PHP available as a preview service on its App Engine platform cloud on Monday, taking the total language count of supported platform-as-a-service (PaaS) languages to four, …
Jack Clark, 9 Oct 2013
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Google launches partner program for Cloud Platform

It's official: Google's collection of cloud services is now known as the Google Cloud Platform, and to get everyone used to the idea, the search giant has kicked off a partner program for companies that can help customers use the cloudy offerings. Google began rolling out the new branding in June, but the Google Cloud Platform …
Neil McAllister, 25 Jul 2012
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Google downshifts App Engine to infrastructure cloud

Google I/O Microsoft just downshifted its Azure platform cloud so it could support raw virtual machines and any old applications companies want to cram into them, and now Google has followed suit with Compute Engine. Announced today at the Google I/O extravaganza in San Francisco by Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of infrastructure at …
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App Engine: Google's deepest secrets as a service

Google will never open source its back end. You'll never run the Google File System or Google MapReduce or Google BigTable on your own servers. Except on the rarest of occasions, the company won't even discuss the famously distributed software that underpins its sweeping collection of web services. But if you like, you can …
Cade Metz, 7 Jun 2011
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MongoDB daddy: My baby beats Google BigTable

After a decade as chief technology officer at DoubleClick – the internet ad giant he cofounded in 1995 – Dwight Merriman set out to build a "platform cloud" along the lines of Google App Engine or Microsoft Azure. But this was before people called them platform clouds, before anyone knew about App Engine or Azure. It was late …
Cade Metz, 25 May 2011
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Google rejigs new dev cloud prices after coder outcry

One week after introducing a new pricing structure for its App Engine development cloud, Google has announced a handful of changes to the setup in response to complaints from many of the developers currently using the service. App Engine is an online service that lets you run applications atop Google's famously distributed …
Cade Metz, 18 May 2011
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Google-code-as-a-service: Go on App Engine

In beginning, you could only use Python with Google App Engine, the online service that lets you run applications atop Google's famously distributed infrastructure. Then, after countless requests from developers, Google added a Java runtime to the service. And now the company is adding a runtime tailor-made for the service. …
Cade Metz, 14 May 2011
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Let the Cloud Developer Wars begin

Microsoft is all for the cloud, says chief executive Steve Ballmer. IBM has its new Smart Business Cloud. Oracle has its Exalogic cloud in a box. Amazon’s cloud services are growing apace. Salesforce.com and Google have always been cloud. The economic arguments are unassailable. Economies of scale make cloud computing more …
Tim Anderson, 5 May 2011
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Google app cloud juices Java and Python

Google has released a new version of Google App Engine – the service that lets you build applications atop the company's famously distributed infrastructure – providing additional tools for both Python and Java developers. When originally released in the spring of 2008, App Engine allowed development only in Python, a favorite …
Cade Metz, 31 Mar 2011
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Google and the myth of the open cloud

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if Google offers the world a web service, large numbers of people will convince themselves that it's superior to anything else they can get their hands on - and less likely to condemn them to some sort of Redmondian future in which a single corporation has them in a metaphorical vice …
Cade Metz, 18 Nov 2009
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Google opens Java-soaked cloud to world+dog

Google I/O Google's Java-fied App Engine is now open to world+dog. In early April, the company added the Java runtime to its App Engine - a (semi-)free service that lets you build and host web apps on Google's very own cloud distributed infrastructure - but it was only available to 10,000 of the web's most eager Java coders. Today, at …
Cade Metz, 27 May 2009
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Google pours Java on code cloud

Google has added the Java runtime to its App Engine, that (semi-)free service that lets you build and host web apps on Google's very own cloud distributed infrastructure. When App Engine was first introduced, almost a year ago to the day, it stuck with Python, a favorite among code-happy Google Oompa Loompas. But after …
Cade Metz, 8 Apr 2009
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Google open sources poor man's Web2.0rhea

Google has open sourced Jaiku under the Apache 2.0 license, just sixteen months after paying $12 million for the would-be Twitter rival. The Mountain View Chocolate Factory announced its Web2.0rhea purchase in October 2007. But this January, as part of its new-found attention to belt-tightening, Google said it would soon cease …
Cade Metz, 16 Mar 2009
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Google punts unlimited cloud sitting

The Mountain View Chocolate Factory is now offering (theoretically) unlimited access to Google App Engine, charging a fee for resources above and beyond the no-charge quotas on its fledgling developer cloud. When Google opened App Engine to all (earthbound) developers back in May, its so-called cloud platform was completely …
Cade Metz, 25 Feb 2009
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Google App Engine to swallow Salesforce cloud

Google is the latest to partner with Salesforce.com on application-level integration between different clouds. Salesforce.com will today announce Force.com for Google App Engine, the software-as-a-service provider's third package linking others' online services to its platform and applications built in its Apex programming …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Dec 2008

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