Google Launches App Engine

Google just launched a new platform called App Engine.  Basically it allows you to run your web application on Google's servers using much of their main infrastructure such as BigTable and GFS.  The best part is, you write App Engine apps in Python and they include Django out of the box!  Mike Arrington has a video of Guido Van Rossum talking at the launch event as well as a pretty good summary at TechCrunch.

It should be very interesting to see what this platform can do and how people will put it to use.