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Google Cloud Storage is an option for storing and sharing data in the cloud.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/DT/A9/DZ4UBWGM08GT.pngMaking Digital Distribution EasyGoogle Cloud Storage allows us the flexibility we need to deliver digital assets to end-users in a sophisticated e-book distribution platform. It has the access control we require for ensuring that our assets are accessible to the right people at the right time. The world of digital publishing requires fine-grained control of access to web content and Google Cloud Storage provides us with exactly that.,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.,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.,9,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.,Amazon Web Services,Heroku, Dropbox for Business, Microsoft Office 365, Google App EngineGreat enterprise-level storage product!I use Google Cloud Storage on a daily basis in order to organize various documents that I view daily as a Recruiter (resumes, job descriptions, various hiring paperwork, etc). In addition, Google Cloud Storage is used across our organization in order to make document sharing easier for all groups that work cross functionally.,Ease of sharing within the company. Easy to organize files/groups via Google Cloud Storage versus other cloud storage products. Easy to sync other Google products (gmail, calendar, etc) to cloud storage.,Although it's pretty easy to navigate, maybe changing the layout/display just slightly would be helpful. Especially for new users who really need to improve overall organization. Offering a better tutorial for new users/groups would be helpful. I never got a tutorial when I first started using it and it took awhile to figure out how to navigate. Not sure what the overall cost looks like for our company, but any discounts offered for companies that also use google products at the enterprise level (like Digital First Media/Adtaxi) would be nice.,10,It has assisted greatly with our ability to share documents/information cross functionally. Especially within our advertising team, we store a large amount of information to assist new hires and refresh current employees. Something that could improve is employees' understanding of how to best utilize Google Cloud Storage. This could improve by implementing a potential training video or tutorial. Overall, Google Storage has been great. I have not used a similar storage product that had the same enterprise level capabilities.,Dropbox for Business and OneDrive,Google Drive, Google Forms, Google HangoutsQuick and inexpensive but for simple projectsGoogle Cloud Storage (GCS) is very easy to use, it's very intuitive. Works pretty well to keep an important amount of files, if you won't need [them] too often. If you need them frequently, probably you will need extra tools to manage (like FTP tools) them. In this point, GCS is not that good because the connection is not that easy to establish. I did it but It's cost me days of works to find out how to connect GCS and the FTP app. Additionally, when you use GCS with instances, well, it's a little complicated.,It's quick, especially, to upload files. The UI is pretty clean and very intuitive. It's simple, nothing extraordinary.,The connection with local servers or your own computer. You never know if you choose the right region or area.,8,It's inexpensive it's possible to connect very easily with other services like cloud accelerators, keeping costs low You have to pay it every 30 days,Amazon and Azure,Amazon Cloud Drive, DropboxA highlevel insight on the Google Cloud Storage.I have used google cloud storage to (along with a few other teammates) to store research data. A cloud platform is more of an obvious choice when the data is huge and needs to be accessed by multiple people and hence we decided to use the google cloud storage. Like any cloud storage service, the reason for usage is to store data in a secure, convenient location which can be accessed by all the required personal. To make it more convenient for users, Google allows you to use an existing Google account.,Simple! unlike amazon web services which tends to confuse users a lot, the google cloud can be used without spending a lot of time on learning how to use it. The user experience and user interface are some of the most important aspects to attract customers and by making its services easy to use Google seems to be doing pretty well in that area. Trial period. Just want to try out before you make a final decision? Go for it. Google Cloud provides a free trial period without any strings attached. Various options for different types of storage requirements. Pay as you grow your storage space. You can also pay less for storage that is accessed very rarely and so on. Google Cloud Storage provides a sweet edge for developers, providing them with a cloud SDK, tools for Eclipse and other most used SDKs.,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.,10,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.,Amazon Web Services,Amazon Web Services, OneDriveGoogle scores in the cloud!I use Google Cloud Storage in conjunction with a couple of partners in a real estate investment project. We use it to save receipts and important documents for safekeeping and easy retrieval. The main partner set it up and finds it useful for the tax preparations. We've had to fetch documents on the go many times and it was easy!,Easy to access Economical Most people are familiar with Google,Seems a little wonky compared to other cloud storage.,9,For our use of this product that would be difficult to measure. Perhaps we can say that it's cost effective compared to other storage solutions.,Citrix ShareFile and Dropbox,Citrix ShareFile, Podio, DocuSign
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March 28, 2017

Google Cloud Storage Review: "Making Digital Distribution Easy"

Score 9 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage allows us the flexibility we need to deliver digital assets to end-users in a sophisticated e-book distribution platform. It has the access control we require for ensuring that our assets are accessible to the right people at the right time. The world of digital publishing requires fine-grained control of access to web content and Google Cloud Storage provides us with exactly that.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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March 27, 2017

Google Cloud Storage Review: "Great enterprise-level storage product!"

Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google Cloud Storage on a daily basis in order to organize various documents that I view daily as a Recruiter (resumes, job descriptions, various hiring paperwork, etc). In addition, Google Cloud Storage is used across our organization in order to make document sharing easier for all groups that work cross functionally.
  • Ease of sharing within the company.
  • Easy to organize files/groups via Google Cloud Storage versus other cloud storage products.
  • Easy to sync other Google products (gmail, calendar, etc) to cloud storage.
  • Although it's pretty easy to navigate, maybe changing the layout/display just slightly would be helpful. Especially for new users who really need to improve overall organization.
  • Offering a better tutorial for new users/groups would be helpful. I never got a tutorial when I first started using it and it took awhile to figure out how to navigate.
  • Not sure what the overall cost looks like for our company, but any discounts offered for companies that also use google products at the enterprise level (like Digital First Media/Adtaxi) would be nice.
Google Cloud Storage has been especially useful since our organization also utilizes other Google products (gmail, google calendar, AdWords, Analytics). Therefore everything is easily integrated. Also, in my specific group within HR/Recruitment, it's been useful with sharing numerous resumes and job descriptions for candidates with hiring managers + other members of HR.
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May 01, 2017

Google Cloud Storage Review: "Quick and inexpensive but for simple projects"

Score 8 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage (GCS) is very easy to use, it's very intuitive. Works pretty well to keep an important amount of files, if you won't need [them] too often. If you need them frequently, probably you will need extra tools to manage (like FTP tools) them. In this point, GCS is not that good because the connection is not that easy to establish. I did it but It's cost me days of works to find out how to connect GCS and the FTP app. Additionally, when you use GCS with instances, well, it's a little complicated.
  • It's quick, especially, to upload files.
  • The UI is pretty clean and very intuitive.
  • It's simple, nothing extraordinary.
  • The connection with local servers or your own computer.
  • You never know if you choose the right region or area.
I tried several clouds and if your project is quite simple, well, in that case, I would recommend GCS. It's also inexpensive and it's reasonable for the performance at the moment to upload or download a file. If your project is a little complex or demands a lot of resources, probably won't be a good option. In this case I suggest other kinds of tools like VM.
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March 24, 2017

Review: "A highlevel insight on the Google Cloud Storage."

Score 10 out of 10
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I have used google cloud storage to (along with a few other teammates) to store research data. A cloud platform is more of an obvious choice when the data is huge and needs to be accessed by multiple people and hence we decided to use the google cloud storage. Like any cloud storage service, the reason for usage is to store data in a secure, convenient location which can be accessed by all the required personal. To make it more convenient for users, Google allows you to use an existing Google account.
  • Simple! unlike Amazon Web Services which tends to confuse users a lot, the google cloud can be used without spending a lot of time on learning how to use it. The user experience and user interface are some of the most important aspects to attract customers and by making its services easy to use Google seems to be doing pretty well in that area.
  • Trial period. Just want to try out before you make a final decision? Go for it. Google Cloud provides a free trial period without any strings attached.
  • Various options for different types of storage requirements. Pay as you grow your storage space. You can also pay less for storage that is accessed very rarely and so on.
  • Google Cloud Storage provides a sweet edge for developers, providing them with a cloud SDK, tools for Eclipse and other most used SDKs.
  • 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.
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.
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March 21, 2017

Google Cloud Storage Review: "Google scores in the cloud!"

Score 9 out of 10
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I use Google Cloud Storage in conjunction with a couple of partners in a real estate investment project. We use it to save receipts and important documents for safekeeping and easy retrieval. The main partner set it up and finds it useful for the tax preparations. We've had to fetch documents on the go many times and it was easy!
  • Easy to access
  • Economical
  • Most people are familiar with Google
  • Seems a little wonky compared to other cloud storage.
If you have multiple users it's a great way to share documents. However, if you are needing more encryption and data security then you might want to consider other solutions that address specific needs. It's a great all-purpose solution to storing all sorts of files/pictures/data. We certainly recommend it.
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March 17, 2017

"Global hedge fund employee's review of Google Cloud Storage"

Score 10 out of 10
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Our company extensively uses google cloud storage for day to day work via Google Drive. We have 45 employees globally who can work seamlessly over the Google cloud with co-workers in Hong Kong, the UK, NY and New Orleans.
  • Globally accessible
  • Very easy to use even for computer novices
  • Very flexible in the amount of functions you can use it for
  • Better security features
  • From time to time it runs quite slowly
For the modern business, it has a very rich set of features that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Also there is a great sense of security when you are talking about Google, a company of that size and experience is always adding new functionalities and trying to improve its products.
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April 13, 2016

Google Cloud Storage Review: "Easy Storage in the Cloud"

Score 9 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is being used across our school district. It allows staff and administration to access files from any device anywhere.
  • Provides access to files from any device.
  • Backs up files.
  • Provides unlimited storage.
  • None!
Google Cloud Storage is great for all users of any experience. I use it on my cell phone, on my laptop, on my Chromebook, and on our desktop computers and it is easily accessible from all devices. It has unlimited storage, so I don't ever have to worry about the size of my files before backing up or saving.
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Google Cloud Storage Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Versioning (5)
8.5
Video files (4)
9.3
Audio files (4)
9.3
Document collaboration (6)
7.7
Access control (7)
9.3
File search (7)
7.1
Device sync (6)
7.7
User and role management (6)
8.7
File organization (7)
7.9
Device management (6)
8.2
Performance (7)
9.6
Reliability (7)
9.8
Storage Reports (6)
8.3

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Google Cloud Storage is an option for storing and sharing data in the cloud.
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