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Pros
"The WhatApp feature is the most valuable.""The initial setup is okay. It's not too complex. Deployment took about one day.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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"The initial setup is reasonably straightforward. It's a handful of networks and a handful of computers."

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Cons
"I am limited to sending a photo to five people. I want to be able to send a photo to many people, not just five.""There needs to be more directions in terms of how to use the solution.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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"The biggest problem is that it's got a very archaean and complex security environment that has to be very carefully set up and is easy to break."

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"I would like to have more free application with it. Some of the applications, I am paying more for them. I think that they must be free."

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"It's $60,000 to $70,000 a month to replace about $10,000 a month in data center costs."

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Top Answer: Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications.
Top Answer: Everything so far has gone smoothly, I've never had a struggle with the solution. In terms of product improvement, when it comes to billing, I think they should include something that would give the… more »
Top Answer: This solution is a model for us right now, and I'm using it with my classmates. We are resellers. I'm currently a Masters student and teaching assistant.
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6.0
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Overview

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.

Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google's innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network. Compute Engine's tooling and workflow support enable scaling from single instances to global, load-balanced cloud computing.

Compute Engine's VMs boot quickly, come with persistent disk storage, and deliver consistent performance. Our virtual servers are available in many configurations including predefined sizes or the option to create Custom Machine Types optimized for your specific needs. Flexible pricing and automatic sustained use discounts make Compute Engine the leader in price/performance.

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Sample Customers
Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.Allthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider31%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise18%
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Google App Engine is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Google Compute Engine is ranked 13th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Google App Engine is rated 9.4, while Google Compute Engine is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Compute Engine writes "Offers good scalability but it is has a very arcane and complex security environment and projecting costs can be difficult". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku and Salesforce Platform, whereas Google Compute Engine is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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