Today in Cloud

Google’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, App Engine, has been around since 2008, but consistently attracts less attention than roughly equivalent PaaS offerings such as Heroku, Force.com, EC2, Azure and Cloud Foundry. Tim Anderson reports that App Engine’s status will change later this month, as it becomes a formally supported Google product. Support and the SLA will improve, doubtless pleasing developers. Less pleasing will be an apparent rise in price. It’ll be interesting to see whether the changed status also means that Google will devote more effort to promoting App Engine’s current features… and enhance it to match competitors’ offerings in this space.