Our corporate ‘uptime’ in the Google App Engine began about a year ago and it has been great. The benefits are extensive – more customers, happy customers, great response time, great uptime, etc. The benefits of GAE technology are definitely visible to our end users, but they are even more significant internally.
The move allowed us to stay focused on the things that matter, improving our platform and keeping our partners happy, instead of spending time replacing the latest failed hard-drive or debugging the latest performance bottle neck. 100% of our time goes to development. 0% to maintenance.
Our development focus and/or efficiency is only part of the gain. The other part is that we can provide more revenue to our partners.
Why? Because our operational costs are so low. Not only did GAE boost our operational speeds, but it did so at a very effective price point. We didn’t have to invest huge amounts of capital into a server farm based on projected traffic. We only spent money on the bandwidth we needed. Money that most companies spend on infrastructure we spend on development.
Not only has the increased efficiency lowered our intial costs and focused our efforts, it has also resulted in an overall enhancement in the quality of our services. The Google App Engine’s comprehensive infrastructure makes it easier to write scalable apps. By taking full advantage of Google App Engine’s outstanding perks our Mobile Apps developing services are able to scale instantly and infinitely. And they do so inline with our revenue.