App Engine Premier Accounts and a new release

OCT 11, 2011

By Greg D'Alesandre, App Engine team

Cross-posted from the Google App Engine Blog

2011 has seen some exciting releases for App Engine. As the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and all that Halloween candy starts tempting everyone in the grocery store, we’ve been hard at work on our latest action-packed release.

Premier Accounts

When choosing a platform for your most critical business applications, we recognize that uptime guarantees, easy management and paid support are often just as important as product features. So today we’re launching Google App Engine premier accounts.  For $500 per month (not including the cost to provision internet services), you’ll receive:
To sign up for a premier account, please contact our sales team at  

Python 2.7

PIL? NumPy? Concurrent requests? Python 2.7 has it all, and today we’re opening up Python 2.7 as an experimental release. We’ve put together a list of all the known differences between the current 2.5 runtime and the new runtime.

Overall Changes

We know that bumping up against hard limits can be frustrating, and we’ve talked all year about our continued push to lift our system limits. With this release we are raising several of these:
We’re also announcing several limited preview features and trusted tester programs:
Platform Improvements
Of course, these are just the high level changes. This release is packed full of features and bug fixes, and as always, we welcome your feedback in the group.

Greg D'Alesandre is now the Senior Product Manager for App Engine after coming back from riding the Google Wave in Sydney. And he's obsessed with chocolate, no, seriously, obsessed.

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