Zero maintenance cost for web servers
Reliable for scalability
Free basic account with limited quota for trial
Suitable for startups with limited users and limited resources
Room for Improvement:
No filesystem access
More expensive than the alternate options if a product/service has a lot of users
Language support limited to Java and Python
Database options limited to MySQL and Google data store
I have been using it for a startup for over an year. Initially it was great, but with an expanding user base, it makes more sense to host my own servers.
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