Our (App Engine) road so far
Until recently, a lot of time has been spent architecting how applications utilise resources in both development and infrastructure. Google Cloud platform changed this in a number of ways. One of the most important developments involves what App Engine brings to the table – and that’s being able to build 100% scalable applications that use Google’s technology to determine resource requirements.
Servian jumped on the Google train over 5 years ago. At the time, Google’s cloud offering was significantly smaller than it is now with only a handful of products available, while we were at a place where, as a business, we needed to deliver web applications that were fast to load, highly available and easy to deploy. App Engine ticked all these boxes for us, and we were able to get products to market very fast.
Since App Engine can auto-scale up and down, management of application infrastructure becomes a non-issue. You can focus just on writing code without worrying about taking care of the underlying infrastructure – no server management and configuration deployments needed.