Google App Engine for Business will be ready by Q4 next year

Google App Engine will be ready for businesses to use by the end of next year.

Speaking at Salesforce.com’s conference, Dreamforce, in San Francisco, Chris Schalk, Google developer advocate, demonstrated Google’s App Engine for Business.

The platform as a service (PaaS) has been available from May this year to preview and moves Google’s existing cloud technology into the enterprise market.

“Next year is when we’re providing this for real,” says Schalk.

Schalk explained the enterprise version of Google App Engine is a scalable cloud platform, allowing businesses to build apps on its own domain for internal corporate applications. It provides a downloadable SDK in Java and Phyton.

Other features include:

Enterprise service level agreement (SLA) at 99.9% availability
Direct support model
Hosted SQL database support
SSL on domain
Integrated Single Sign On (SSO) for security

Pricing is currently set at $8 per user (up to $1000 max per month).

Google App Engine has around 250,000 developers developing on 100,000 applications. Schalk said it now receives 500m+ daily page views – an increase by double in the past eight months.

While Google App Engine for Business was introduced in May 2010, Google are now starting to roll out its service and are looking for partners and ‘trusted testers’.

Multi-tenancy on App Engine was introduced in August this year, allowing multiple businesses to run unique versions of its organisation’s application, supported by the Namespace API.

UPDATE: Chris Schalk got in touch with Computer Weekly to say Googe App Engine for Business will be available even earlier than the end of next year. Visit Google’s App Engine roadmap for all the latest roll-out plans.

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