Google App Engine lets users deploy Python, Java, and Go applications to resources Google owns and autoscales without requiring a system administrator. We looked at Google App Engine and loved the framework, but wanted to run it on our own clusters or in other clouds. So we made AppScale, an open source implementation of the Google App Engine APIs. AppScale uses open source software to implement these APIs, so you can run with HBase, Hypertable, or Cassandra as the underlying datastore.
In February, AppScale co-founder and lead engineer Chris Bunch presented this talk at SCALE11x and the Santa Barbara Cloud Meetup about why we created the AppScale cloud platform. It provides a high-level overview of the AppScale project, what open source technologies we use, and how to run AppScale on your own cloud. Check it out!