AppScale: Scalable and Open AppEngine Application Development and Deployment

Report ID: 
2009-02
Authors: 
Navraj Chohan, Chris Bunch, Sydney Pang, Chandra Krintz, Nagy Mostafa, Sunil Soman, Rich Wolski
Date: 
2009-01-01 04:00:00

Abstract

We present the design and implementation of AppScale, an open source extension to the Google AppEngine (GAE) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud technology. Our extensions build upon the GAE SDK to facilitate distributed execution of GAE applications over Xen-based clusters, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud systems such as Amazon's AWS/EC2 and Eucalyptus. AppScale provides a framework with which researchers can investigate the interaction between PaaS and IaaS systems as well as the inner workings of, and new technologies for, PaaS cloud technologies using real GAE applications.

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