One of the most common and yet difficult requirements that applications deal with today is sending email. Google Cloud Platform provides a variety of built-in solutions for sending mail like the mail.send_mail() API in App Engine. However, sometimes it’s easier to take advantage of a third party solution that puts 100% of its energy into solving that task. That’s where SendGrid comes in. We’ve been working closely with SendGrid to increase email deliverability and enable support for Google App Engine including testing, SDK improvements, and tutorials to help you get started.
Now, we are extending SendGrid support so that it also works with Google Compute Engine, our virtual machine based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.
SendGrid has put together some great content to get you up and running sending transactional emails from Compute Engine virtual machines. Learn even more on their blog. Also, get started with a great offer of 25,000 free emails a month and let us know what you think.
- Posted by Brian Goldfarb, Head of Marketing