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Google Cloud Storage

149 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Cloud Storage

I think that it can be well suited for storing huge amounts of data, or deploying applications over the cloud, especially the type of applications that require a lot of memory or the types of applications that have a fluctuating amount of memory usage. Few of the most common examples of popular applications that are deployed over the Google Cloud are Spotify and Snapchat. It is also very well suited for just storing information of any format as it does not cost much for a cold storage.

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Google Cloud Storage
8.5
Versioning
Google Cloud Storage
8.5
Video files
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Audio files
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Document collaboration
Google Cloud Storage
7.9
Access control
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
File search
Google Cloud Storage
7.2
Device sync
Google Cloud Storage
7.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Google Cloud Storage
8.4
User and role management
Google Cloud Storage
8.8
File organization
Google Cloud Storage
8.1
Device management
Google Cloud Storage
8.3

Cloud Storage Platform

Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Performance
Google Cloud Storage
9.6
Reliability
Google Cloud Storage
9.8
Storage Reports
Google Cloud Storage
8.5

Pros

  • Google Cloud Storage is great for handling file uploads and performing actions when those files are uploaded. In our case, we hook into the file upload Object Change Notification to perform necessary tasks, and Google Cloud Storage makes this a breeze.
  • Google Cloud Storage is also great at access control—making links to their assets that require certain authentication measures, such as signed URLs that expire, it easy to do.
  • We've also found that it is very nice for integrating with cross-domain JavaScript Ajax requests using CORS headers. Configuring response headers is a breeze.
  • Google Cloud Storage has an excellent suite of tools for working with it from the command line as well as web interfaces.

Cons

  • Sometimes we would find advice for how to do something that wasn't documented in the API, although this was very early on.
  • When we first started using it, Google Cloud Storage was changing a lot, and some of these changes required us to adapt our code to fit them.

Alternatives Considered

We prefer Google Cloud Storage over Amazon Web Services because of the tools and code integration offered by Google Cloud Storage. We found the Google Cloud Storage toolset to be highly usable and give us the fine-grained control we need for managing digital assets. Ultimately, we chose Google Cloud Storage because we found the API and suitability for code integration with our Java codebase to be impeccable and because we had excellent direct support from the Google Cloud Storage team

Return on Investment

  • Google Cloud Storage has served tens of thousands of digital assets to our customers and end users using fine-grained access control, allowing us the security we need when providing digital distribution.
  • Google Cloud Storage made development of our digital distribution platform go much faster than if we had needed to write much of the functionality we used ourselves.
  • We also found the Google Cloud Storage team to be tremendously helpful in developing our apps by opening a dialog with our lead developer who could ask them questions and make suggestions. This relationship directly factored into the success of our flagship content distribution platform.

Pricing Details

Google Cloud Storage

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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