Serverless / Google Cloud / 12M page views in 30days / Costs: 10 USD

Google App Engine is a very powerful but also a mostly unknown service featuring a serverless design. It allowed me to run my php-based website:, that generated more than 12 million page views in July 2018 with zero downtime and scaled perfectly / seamlessly up & down according to my traffic needs. Total costs for that month: 10USD. In this talk I will give a quick introduction on what Google App Engine is, what problems it can (+not) solve and my fight with scaling EC2 hence my love for serverless architecture/design!




Gunter Grodotzki

I suppose I like working with computers. Currently and happily living in Cape Town. Obviously proud father. Did I mention I like working with computers?