We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."
"Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."
"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself."
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."
"Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."
"The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."
"The services that it provides are good for the price."
Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.
Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.
Amazon Lightsail is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Google App Engine is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud.
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