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Google Cloud Storage

160 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage is highly useful when you need to store data programmatically, from a web or mobile application, and when you need some amount of access control—for instance, such as when you want to sync data across devices. It is less needed for simple file hosting of static web assets, as it may be overly complex for something as simple as hosting static images for a website.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Google Cloud Storage
8.4
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
7.7
Access control
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
File search
Google Cloud Storage
7.0
Device sync
Google Cloud Storage
7.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Google Cloud Storage
8.3
User and role management
Google Cloud Storage
8.7
File organization
Google Cloud Storage
7.9
Device management
Google Cloud Storage
8.2

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
8.3

Pros

  • It's quick, especially, to upload files.
  • The UI is pretty clean and very intuitive.
  • It's simple, nothing extraordinary.
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Cons

  • As we are strongly porting from conventional computer systems to tablet devices and smart phones, I think Google has to try and find ways for providing good access to users of these more modern devices.
  • Even though Google Cloud Storage is easy to use on many levels as we go deeper and deeper into development over the cloud, documentation is an essential factor. Google Cloud has a good amount of documentation but I would love to see a more detailed and expanded library for the documentation which can be used by pro developers.
  • Reduction in support pricing would be a sweet deal for many. It is agreeable that Google provides top-notch services and hence the high pricing, especially for the 15 minute response time but not every business can afford that.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to the Amazon version of cloud services, Google's UI/UX is much easier to get used to. Even though Amazon's services are really good and more wide in range compared to that of Google's. I would prefer Google over Amazon due to the responsiveness of the customer support from Google and their ease of use. I also feel that the payment policy of Google is less mistake prone compared to Amazon.
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Return on Investment

  • As my usage was mostly for an educational purpose, I cannot really comment on the ROI. But, google cloud storage has definitely served my purpose for choosing it as a place to store data collectively for the team.
  • One of non-financial ROI that I can think of is that I now have a much better understanding on how cloud systems work due the time I spent on using google cloud storage.
  • A lot of the world's best companies are using google cloud storage to deploy their applications so I do believe that there is quite a good positive impact on their ROI.
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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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