Compare Google App Engine vs. Google Compute Engine

Google App Engine is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Google Compute Engine is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 2 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 10.0, while Google Compute Engine is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Good product functionality with an easy, simple setup process ". 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 Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Heroku, whereas Google Compute Engine is most compared with SAP Cloud Platform, Google App Engine and IBM Cloud.
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Pros
The initial setup is okay. It's not too complex. Deployment took about one day.The WhatApp feature is the most valuable.Its ability to integrate with most devices helps users who have different or old devices.

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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
There needs to be more directions in terms of how to use the solution.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.Data consumption of the device could be improved.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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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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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
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