AppScale: Scalable and Open AppEngine Application Development and Deployment

N. Chohan, C. Bunch, S. Pang, C. Krintz, N. Mostafa, S. Soman, and R. Wolski

First International Conference on Cloud Computing, October, 2009



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 virtualized cluster resources, 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.