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Google to Open App Engine, Announce New Pricing Plans and API

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Google to Open App Engine, Announce New Pricing Plans and API

In the Google I/O developer conference today, Google is set to announce that the door to its App Engine will now be open to developers. This would be a welcome development for the more than 150,000 developers who were wait listed for six months can now start using the platform now.

For those not in the loop Google App Engine allows developers to create their own web applications using the same infrastructure that Google use for its own apps. Now, developers cans start creating highly scalable web applications.

In addition to this announcement, Google is also announcing the new prices of computing resource on the Google App Engine.

  • $0.10 – $0.12 per CPU core-hour
  • $0.15 – $0.18 per GB-month of storage
  • $0.11 – $0.13 per GB outgoing bandwidth
  • $0.09 – $0.11 per GB incoming bandwidth

This new pricing shall take effect later this year.

Finally the Google App Engine will also provide two new APIs – image manipulation and memcache APIs. The image manipulation API will allow developers to scale, rotate and crop images sitting on a server. While memcache API boasts of high-performance caching layers that would make page rendering a little bit faster.

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Arnold Zafra

Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web ... [Read full bio]

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