Cloud Foundry vs Google App Engine


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Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is analternative open cloud platform as a service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Initiated by VMware, with broad industry support, Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances, including CloudFoundry.com.
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Google App Engine
Google App Engine lets you run web applications on Google's infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.
Comparing Cloud Foundry vs Google App Engine is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google App Engine has better video than Cloud Foundry



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Cloud Foundry has more user-friendly interface than Google App Engine because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google App Engine is more popular than Cloud Foundry

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Cloud Foundry adds native Kubernetes support (in 2017)
- Google App Engine gets a firewall (in 2017)
- Google App Engine now supports all programming languages (in 2017)
- Now you can use Google App Engine to host your company website (in 2013)
- Google Compute Engine is available for all (in 2013)
- Surprise! VMWare has joined OpenStack (in 2012)
- SaaS vendors using third-party PaaS as their own (in 2011)
- Google killed App Engine for Business (in 2011)
- VMware wants to revolutionize PaaS market (in 2011)
- Google partners with VMWare to adopt GAE for Enterprise (in 2010)

Looks like Google App Engine was recently more active than Cloud Foundry (at least in our news).