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GCP Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE)

App Engine

App Engine Standard Environment

App Engine Flexible Environment

App Engine Standard vs Flexible Comparison

  App Engine Standard App Engine Flexible
Instance startup Milliseconds Minutes
SSH access No Yes (not by default)
Write to local disk No Yes (ephemeral writes only)
Support 3rd party binaries No Yes
Network Access Via App Engine services Yes
Pricing Model After free daily use, pay per instance class, with automatic shutdown Pay for resource allocation per hour, no automatic shutdown

App Engine Config Files

App Engine IAM Roles