SendGrid, a leading cloud-based email service, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program giving App Engine developers a trusted third-party and non-native option for adding transactional email management and delivery services to their applications. In addition, Google App Engine customers will have access to SendGrid APIs, real-time analytics and reporting all of which are powered by Google services infrastructure.
The availability of SendGrid email services on the Google Cloud Platform provides developers a scalable transactional email platform that allows them to quickly and efficiently build, test and deploy Google Cloud Platform-powered apps with transactional email functionality. SendGrid provides Real-time analytics and reporting via a Suite of APIs which includes:
SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin comments in the press release that:
“The Google Cloud Platform Partner Program enables us to integrate our transactional and marketing email with the power of the Google Cloud Platform. The Google Cloud Platform offers a broad set of application development, cloud storage, large scale computing, and big data capabilities bringing SendGrid to more than 300,000 developers building on the Google Cloud Platform.”
SendGrid is offering Google App Engine customers who sign up for SendGrid email services 25,000 free emails per month which includes basic deliverability features, SMTP server integration and APIs, customer support and advanced analytics. Advanced email services are also available in other SendGrid / Google Cloud Platform pricing plans.