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Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. IBM Public Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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"I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors."

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Cons
"Difficult to assess how pricing is managed.""The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

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"They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""It could be more secure.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved."

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  • "The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure."
  • "The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."
  • "Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
  • "In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and… more »
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    The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate… more »
    Top Answer: 
    We have five Google App Engine applications deployed on private clouds, and we have some deployed on public clouds. We use both Google and Microsoft.
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    IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
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    I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
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    If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
    Ranking
    12th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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    4,678
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    3,953
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    270
    Rating
    8.0
    8th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    13,602
    Comparisons
    10,704
    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    424
    Rating
    7.9
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    Also Known As
    IBM Bluemix
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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.

    IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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    Sample Customers
    Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
    Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Media Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Non Profit11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Political Organization14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise17%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. IBM Public Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8. 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 IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail and Google Compute Engine, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and HPE Helion. See our Google App Engine vs. IBM Public Cloud report.

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