And no they’re not going to sell books.

What they are doing, as per their announcement today, is to offer a scalable locale where developers can create, run and grow their applications. They’re taking aim at Amazon and the web services crowd.

The engine includes;

  • Dynamic webserving, with full support of common web technologies
  • Persistent storage (powered by Bigtable and GFS with queries, sorting, and transactions)
  • Automatic scaling and load balancing
  • Google APIs for authenticating users and sending email
  • Fully featured local dev

So why would anyone do their own development infrastructure provisioning?

    Ben Kepes

    Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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    • Will be interesting to watch this progress. Seems I was quick enough to get one of the first 10000 accounts. Now to come with an idea for a cool web app…

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