AppScale

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AppScale
AppScale Systems Logo.png
Developer(s) Chris Donati, Tanvi Marballi, Chandra Krintz, Graziano Obertelli, et al.
Initial release March 7, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-03-07)[1]
Stable release
3.5 / 14 March 2018 (2018-03-14)[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in Python, Ruby, Java, Go, PHP
Operating system Linux
Type Serverless computing
License Apache 2.0
Website appscale.com

AppScale is an open-source serverless computing platform that automatically deploys and scales unmodified Google App Engine applications over public and private clouds, as well as on-premises clusters.[3] AppScale is modeled on the App Engine APIs and has support for Go, Java, PHP, and Python applications.[4]

The goal of AppScale is to provide developers with a rapid, API-driven development platform that can run applications on any cloud infrastructure.[5] AppScale decouples app logic from its service ecosystem to give developers and cloud administrators control over app deployment, data storage, resource use, backup and migration.[6]

The platform allows developers to focus on the business logic of building scalable applications, freeing them from the need to concentrate on deployment and scaling logic. AppScale decouples app logic from its service ecosystem to give developers and cloud administrators control over app deployment, data storage, resource use, backup, and migration.[7]

AppScale includes high-level APIs for persistence, asynchronous execution, distributed memory cache, user authentication, and more. It handles service discovery, load-balancing, fault-tolerance, and auto-scaling. It also allows IT operations and cloud administrators to provide a consistent, tunable environment for running and maintaining apps on multiple cloud infrastructures.[8] AppScale is developed and maintained by AppScale Systems, Inc., based in Santa Barbara, California, and Google.[9]

History[edit]

AppScale began as a research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara Computer Science Department under the supervision of Professor Chandra Krintz.[10] The project was originally funded by the NSF, with additional funding from Google, IBM and NIH. In 2012, co-founders Dr. Chandra Krintz, Chief Scientist, Dr. Navraj Chohan, Development Lead, and Woody Rollins, CEO founded AppScale Systems to commercialize the private PaaS AppScale technology. Rollins, a pioneer in private cloud infrastructure, was a co-founder and former CEO of Eucalyptus Systems.[11] In 2014, Graziano Obertelli joined AppScale as VP of Operations from Eucalyptus Systems, where he was a co-founder.[12] In 2017, Dimitrii Calzago joined AppScale as CTO from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was Director of Cloud R&D.[13]

In April 2014, AppScale Systems was named a 2014 Cool Vendor in PaaS by Gartner, Inc.[14] In September 2014, AppScale Systems won a Bossie Award from InfoWorld for best open source data center and cloud software.[15] AppScale partnered with Optimal Dynamics on April 11, 2016.[16] AppScale was part of the AliLaunch Program, August 9 2016.[17] Chandra Kritz, Chief Science Officer of AppScale, was featured on Dev Radio in the episode titled "How to Rescue your apps with the help of AppScale" on December 16, 2016.[18]

In late 2017, AppScale Systems started offering support for Eucalyptus private cloud software after DXC Technology chose to stop development and support of Eucalyptus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://downloads.appscale.com
  2. ^ https://github.com/AppScale/
  3. ^ AppScale Launches As An Open-Source Backup Equivalent To Google App Engine. TechCrunch (2013-06-24). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  4. ^ Google App Engine Blog: Research Project: AppScale at University of California, Santa Barbara. Googleappengine.blogspot.com (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  5. ^ Darrow, Barb. (2013-06-04) AppScale’s mission: Making your mobile apps really mobile — Tech News and Analysis. Gigaom.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  6. ^ [1]. Yahoo! Finance (2014-06-10). Retrieved on 2014-07-10.
  7. ^ [2]. AppScale Systems (2018-03-09). Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  8. ^ [3]. AppScale Systems (2018-03-09). Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  9. ^ Lee, Justin. (2013-06-28) [4]. The WHIR. Retrieved on 2014-07-10.
  10. ^ Urquhart, James. (2009-06-22) The new generation of cloud-development platforms | The Wisdom of Clouds - CNET News. News.cnet.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  11. ^ Google App Engine Blog: Research Project: AppScale at University of California, Santa Barbara. Googleappengine.blogspot.com (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  12. ^ [5]. LinkedIn.com. Graziano Obertelli Profile. Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  13. ^ [6]. LinkedIn.com. Dmitrii Calzago Profile. Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  14. ^ [7]. Gartner, Inc. (2014-04-28). Retrieved on 2014-08-06.
  15. ^ [8]. InfoWorld (2014-09-29). Retrieved on 2014-10-14.
  16. ^ [9]. CNBC.com (2016-04-11). Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  17. ^ [10]. AlibabaGroup.com (2016-08-09). Retrieved on 2018-03-09.
  18. ^ [11]. Channel9.msdn.com (2016-12-16). Retrieved on 2018-03-09.