Google’s Platform As A service (PAAS) App Engine Logo (i.e the infamous flight engine also known as shark like logo called Sharkon) gets a logo makeover and replaced with a set of new cloud platform logo’s.
With Google App Engine’s (GAE) rapid growth over the last 5 years, they have introduced many complimentary features, tools and services in order to make this platform more attractive. To name a few are: Compute Engine, BigQuery, Cloud Storage, support for Multiple Languages (Java, Python, Go, PHP, etc).
With these new services and growing number of features, Google renamed the whole platform as Google Cloud Platform with a brand new and colorful hexagon as its cloud platform logo. And obviously each of features, tools and services now are represented with an icon like smaller logo that represents the building blocks of Google’s Cloud Platform (refer image below).
As highlighted below, Google App Engine (GAE) is now part of cloud platform with a simple, minimalist and flat version of the flight engine (or shark a.k.a sharkon) logo.
Google has also released a brand new website http://cloud.google.com that highlights all its cloud products under one location.
Google’s Cloud Products are broken into 5 sections
1. Compute: Compute Engine and App Engine
2. Storage: Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage and Cloud Datastore
3. Big Data: BigQuery
4. Services: Cloud Endpoints, Translate API and Prediction API
5. Developer Tools: Google Plugin for Eclipse, Cloud Playground, Push-to-Deploy and Android Studio
More details about each of the above services, features, pricing, documentation, case studies are available at https://cloud.google.com/products/
Got An Startup Idea? Google Cloud Platform may be one of the best option available out there with minimal cost to bootstrap and scale as your business grows. If you done your architecture right, scaling is really easy. Just enable billing and set your budget, the rest is automatically handled by cloud platform.
If you are searching for a cloud platform to deploy your next project, this is definitely the platform worth checking out. Best of all it is built on Google’s proven and scalable infrastructure.
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