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Google Cloud Storage is an option for storing and sharing data in the cloud.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/DT/A9/DZ4UBWGM08GT.pngPeace of Mind!We have been using Google Cloud Storage for multiple years now. We as a company will do anything we can to verify that our data is safely stored. We love using cloud storage because it gives my business peace of mind that if a computer was to crash, all is not lost. We have a back up located on Google Cloud Storage. We use Google Cloud Storage to back up our serve data. I personally love using Google Cloud Storage because I use multiple Google products and I love having all of the my stuff in one central location with one company.,Very Affordable. Works well with all other Google Products. Provides me with a peace of mind that my data is safely stored so no worries about losing any data. Ability to share data with co workers.,Easier to Access on Smartphone Competitive pricing,9,Provides a peace of mind that our business data is backup in the cloud so we do not have to worry about any lost data Very Affordable Easy to Use,9,10,Dropbox,Google Drive, Google Domains, DropboxStore and host anything, worry-free, on Google Cloud StorageThe first adoption was to store media files (videos) that needed to be accessible publicly. Then we extended the use to store all files generated by our systems. It releases us from having to allocate disk space on our infrastructure to store growing assets. By just uploading to cloud ctorage we can focus on business cases and don't have to monitor space available over time.,Storing big files. It's just easy to upload a big file to Cloud Storage and keep it accessible from there. Hosting static content to make it available to the public. When used creatively, you can even host a web application frontend there. Storing backups. Works great as an extra backup location and being close to the rest of our infrastructure makes it our primary source for backup recovery. Storing user-generated content. When developing stateless applications, you don't want to manage a storage infrastructure to store files that grow over time.,Not a good solution for storing structured information. There are better products for that. Buckets organization and management can fall short if you have too many buckets. It would be nice to be able to group or tag buckets for better visibility/grouping.,8,Storage space and traffic is really cheap. If we had to deploy a storage infrastructure for our use cases it would be at a far higher price. Managing assets through the API (and SDKs) is easy and provides great integration options for our applications. On collaborative environments, you may need to develop custom interfaces to interact with the files, as the default environment isn't enough for these purposes.,Google Cloud SQL and Google Cloud Datastore,8,PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Docker, Zend Framework, CakePHP, Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Google Cloud SQLGoogle Cloud Storage ReviewThe Google Cloud software platform came up with more than one concept. not only background APIs that operate at code and scripting level of shell and IDEs but also can manage common computer tasks, service, object, the client from virtual disks and machines.its gives everyone a free account that comes with 15GB free storage. When comparing with other competitors that's a huge step. Since it connects with every Google product we can easily share data among them.,Free account with 15 GB free storage. Simple but efficient. Can access all services by web browser. Real-time Synchronization. Very easy to share with others. When working on documents it also comes up with version control. which you can revert the document to the older version.,Slow evolution. Need to improve google slides as Microsoft PowerPoint. Need to clear up trash in order to if u want to permanently remove something from drive and get some space.,9,Great customer service. Lot of online learning materials. Great security.,OneDrive,OneDrive, Apple iCloud, Dropbox,9,9Google Cloud Storage is the way to go!We use Google Cloud Storage basically in our whole organization. The most common problem it addresses for us is that a group of us can work on a document/project remotely, so that we don't end up with this huge email string of forwarding and replying to documents. A group of us can make the changes no matter where we are.,We're able to collaborate on documents/graphs/spreadsheets etc in one location. Because we can make changes instantly and share them instantly, we as a company have become much more efficient and streamlined. It's very easy to search for and find what you are looking for. There have been many times in the past that a glitch or misfiling or something has happened and we have not been able to find the saved document. It ended up in file land somewhere on the computer, but with Google Cloud Storage I have been able to find my projects every time.,The Google Cloud platform can get a little confusing sometimes, as I tend to get lost when I browse thru all the menus I would like to see the monthly fees reduced.,10,I am not involved in this part of the business, but I can honestly say that it has saved me losing business, which of course is a return on investment.,9,9,Microsoft 365 Business and Amazon Cloud Drive,Microsoft 365 Business, VanillaSoft, WPS OfficeGreat Storage Alternative to AWSWe currently use Google Cloud Storage on the I.T. operations side. Our end users all use Google Drive as their primary storage. On the operations side, we use it for the long-term storage of critical information. We also keep data in Google Cloud Storage long-term for servers (physical, virtual, cloud) that have been retired. Archiving data in Google Cloud Storage allows us to eliminate physical media.,Archiving data long-term. Providing quick access to data. Higher performance backups.,It would help if it were easier to mount Google Cloud Storage. Costs could be lower. I would like to see a way to archive physical server data to Google Cloud Storage without first sucking the entire server up into the Google Cloud.,8,The elimination of physical media for long-term storage has been a huge win. The ability to create a new VM but attach long-term storage is particularly helpful in the inevitable instance of a user needing something. Day-to-day backups are much more efficient.,Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service),Oracle VM VirtualBox, Splashtop Business Access, Parallels Desktop, 1Password,8,7Google Cloud Storage Exports BigQuery Data ReliablyCloud Storage is used to store files exported from Big Query. When larger data sets are pulled, the tables can be exported into the cloud storage. It is also used for other purposes but my main use is exportation from Big Query. This is needed whenever you have to query data sets containing more than 10,000 rows.,Stores files that are large and otherwise difficult to send or store. Alleviates storage issues. Receives larger data exports from Big Query. Allows easy folder creation and organization.,Currently can't delete folders which means there are cluttered folders on my cloud. Easier upload options would be nice. The ability to upload and store other file types with an easier interface. Managing files and storage could be improved a little for easier access and editing.,9,It allows the use of large Big Query data sets, this enables better data analysis. It helps the business maintain a central storage solution for data. Secure and easy to learn and use, it allows for fast adoption which improves productivity. It does not enable collaboration and has limits on flexibility.,Sumo Logic,Sumo Logic, Google Analytics, Google BigQuery,8,8Google Cloud Storage is a functional option for storage, accessing data and managing a unified APIGoogle Cloud Storage is used across the organization for sharing of documents, gathering data, accessing data, and deploying APIs. As mentioned, the software is used across the organization to enable secure storage, while also enabling simultaneous access to all the company's data sets.,Perhaps the strongest advantage of Google Cloud Storage is that they seem to update files quicker than competing cloud storage providers. The software rarely runs into sharing violations or access issues. Google Cloud Storage has a unified API, which is nice when authorizing others to access data. The software rarely fails and handles large volumes of data well.,The software sometimes doesn't play nice with certain software programs. Google Cloud Storage sometimes creates conflicting copies of the same data set. Google Cloud Storage's unified API generally works great but doesn't seem to be as fast as Amazon's service.,9,Google Cloud Storage has had a positive ROI from the perspective of making data sets available to all users at all times. This saves time and money. Google Cloud Storage's API is great for accessing data across multiple platforms. This component also represents a positive ROI. Google Cloud Storage works well for most technically minded individuals. With that said, older individuals, used to their ways of saving and sharing documents, won't find much positive ROI in the software.,Dropbox Business, Dropbox, DigitaleBox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon SimpleDB, Rackspace Cloud Hosting and Azure SQL Database,Dropbox Business, Dropbox, DigitaleBox, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon SimpleDB, Rackspace Cloud Hosting, Azure SQL Database, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Workbench,9,9Google Cloud Storage is an indispensable part of a big data infrastructureWe use Google Cloud Storage (GCS) for a variety of needs. My company manages terabytes of healthcare claims data, which we analyze and present to our customers in an easy-to-use application, mobile app, and reports. We use GCS to stage raw claims data for injection, to stage post-processed data for indexing, and for intermediary storage for a variety of analytics tools.,Really great, easy to use interface helps us manage files easily. Storage is fast and inexpensive, so we don't have to spin up storage instances locally Great set of command-line tools to manage data and storage options via scripts and apps, as well as an SDK means we can build GCS into our orchestration and operations tools Robust integration with other Google cloud tools means that we don't have to think too hard about using GCS for a variety of storage tasks as we interact with other Google services.,Some CLI options are a little more difficult to use, like parallel uploads The new user interface hides an option (create public link) that we've used a bunch —still there but much less intuitive Not straightforward to make files public or to change file policies,10,Google Cloud Storage has reduced our overall storage costs by helping us manage tiered storage of data Integrating GCS with other google storage services means we don't have to go out of Google Cloud to process our data, saving on outbound bandwidth costs GCS has made integration into our tools really simple, so we can automate most workflows.,Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service),Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Trifacta, Google BigQuery,10,9Google Cloud Storage is a good and cheaper alternative to Amazon S3.We use this service for Cloud Storage (obviously). We use two cloud storage services, in case one of these fails or goes down for any reason. This service is used by the IT area mainly. We started using Google Cloud Storage as a trial and kept using it for a couple of months just for testing, but the pricing was better than the competition, that's why we finally decided to use both.,The pricing is much better than the competition. It has Google's support. They have many other services that you can put together (for an additional cost), which can make your life easier.,Implementation was easy. Sometimes it can be more difficult to manage than their competitors.,8,It's cheaper than Amazon. I can not tell you for sure if it's more reliable than Amazon, but Google Cloud Service is a good option. Having it as a second Cloud Service has worked very well.,Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) and Microsoft Azure,Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Microsoft Azure, Dropbox,8,8File Sharing and Storing on any deviceI use Google Cloud Storage for several different tasks. For me, it is perfect when I have files that I need to save for an indefinite period of time because I have a habit of sticking them on my Google drive and forgetting about them, then when I need them 6 months later they are there. I also use it for file sharing when I need to quickly get a big file to someone else.,File storage that is accessible from any device anywhere at any time. File sharing, again, from any device anywhere, any time. Integrates flawlessly with Google docs, giving Microsoft 0365 a true contender for a suite of productivity tools.,There is not a lot to like, but I do like the interface of Google Drive. What I don't like is nothing I can't get past. It doesn't happen every time, but I have seen sync times take forever which can be incredibly inconvenient. I have issues sometimes when someone is trying to upload a file to my drive and they get a message that it is full. I can completely empty out the Drive and they will still get the message, so that needs to be addressed by Google.,9,Positive: I have stuck very important files on my Google Drive and forgot about them, and then found them 6 months later which has brought me to depend on the product. Positive: File sharing is so easy, Google Drive is one of my go-to's when I need to get something to several people at once. Positive: Peace of mind that my files will be where I left them, no matter how long I go without checking my drive.,Microsoft 365 Business, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive,Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection,10,9Google Cloud Storage: an ideal, reliable and easy to use storage solution that doesn't break the bank and take your business to the highest tech standards!We used to have file servers storing our customer's cases, forms, and documents. Accessing these documents remotely was not simple nor easy for members without extensive training and specific hardware. We replaced our main file server for personal data and legal documents for Google Cloud Storage—this gave us easy access to those files from any device, anywhere.,Easy to use and access files with little to no permission problems. That was one of our major concerns when using a similar solution in the past. Access data remotely without the need for complicated software or specific hardware. Is fast, reliable and useful. Updates files faster than other platforms. You can integrate it with other Google services. Security: Access control works way better than similar products.,The way to change a file's policies is a little bit tricky, but probably that's something that we felt because of the way we used to perform this task. Little to no documentation and not enough tutorials for beginner users.,10,Overall cost and benefits are far superior to the previous service we used to have and the accessibility in comparison with the traditional file server is superb.,Microsoft Azure and Apple iCloud,Special Agent, Oracle CRM, Microsoft Office 365,10,10Love it!We use Google Cloud Storage to house the various documents that our team needs to collaborate on before they are published. This could be anything from "how to" guides to Excel spreadsheets.,Easy collaboration so that everyone can view or have input. Never had issues with reliability. The interface is clean and easy to use.,Hard to find items at times. It's very easy to become disorganized. There are times where pages take a long time to load up. Often, the formatting in Excel documents gets messed up.,10,Having Google Cloud Storage allows us to have multiple offices across the country. We can still collaborate thousands of miles away. It's a game changer for the distribution of knowledge across teams. Knowledge flies very fast and this has helped us do our best to keep up. I can't imagine doing my job without it. It would be a lot of extra emails, and more time spent uploading documents.,Guru,Highfive, 15Five, Namely,9,10Google Cloud Storage ReviewWe use Google Cloud Storage for managing static assets across numerous projects and initiatives within the organization. We tend to use Google Cloud Storage as our base storage layer when working with other products in the Google Cloud family, like App Engine. Our use of Google's Cloud Storage product mimics how we use other cloud storage products, like Amazon S3.,Very large infrastructure network run by a leader in cloud computing. UX is solid and has a lot of overlap with other Google products. Support, if necessary, is helpful.,Storage rates are very expensive compared to other vendors. Download bandwidth costs are among the most expensive. Support is expensive, depending on the kind of plan you have.,7,Google Cloud Storage provides an easy way to manage files that interact with other Google services. Google's reputation for reliability means we are not likely to spend time wondering about what happens during downtime.,Azure CDN and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service),Datadog, Balsamiq, Amazon Aurora,9,8Making 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, DocuSignEasy Storage in the CloudGoogle 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!,9,Apple iCloud,Google Analytics, Google Classroom, Google DriveGlobal hedge fund employee's review of Google Cloud StorageOur 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,10,We've been able to use cloud storage at a very reasonable cost Allowed us to save space in our offices because people can work from home more easily,QuickBooks Pro, Amazon Glacier, Google Hangouts
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We have been using Google Cloud Storage for multiple years now. We as a company will do anything we can to verify that our data is safely stored. We love using cloud storage because it gives my business peace of mind that if a computer was to crash, all is not lost. We have a back up located on Google Cloud Storage. We use Google Cloud Storage to back up our serve data. I personally love using Google Cloud Storage because I use multiple Google products and I love having all of the my stuff in one central location with one company.
  • Very Affordable.
  • Works well with all other Google Products.
  • Provides me with a peace of mind that my data is safely stored so no worries about losing any data.
  • Ability to share data with co workers.
  • Easier to Access on Smartphone
  • Competitive pricing
If you are already using Google for other things like Gmail or Google Drive, then I highly recommend that you invest in Google Cloud Storage. It is the best to have all of your tools under one account. Plus Google makes very good products so you know you are getting the best by choosing to get the Google Cloud Storage. Also, if you want a peace of mind that your data is safely stored and you do not have to worry about the risk of losing your data, then Google Cloud Storage is a great option for you.
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The first adoption was to store media files (videos) that needed to be accessible publicly. Then we extended the use to store all files generated by our systems. It releases us from having to allocate disk space on our infrastructure to store growing assets. By just uploading to cloud ctorage we can focus on business cases and don't have to monitor space available over time.
  • Storing big files. It's just easy to upload a big file to Cloud Storage and keep it accessible from there.
  • Hosting static content to make it available to the public. When used creatively, you can even host a web application frontend there.
  • Storing backups. Works great as an extra backup location and being close to the rest of our infrastructure makes it our primary source for backup recovery.
  • Storing user-generated content. When developing stateless applications, you don't want to manage a storage infrastructure to store files that grow over time.
  • Not a good solution for storing structured information. There are better products for that.
  • Buckets organization and management can fall short if you have too many buckets. It would be nice to be able to group or tag buckets for better visibility/grouping.
File storage is its main strength. You can store an almost infinite amount of files without worrying about deploying storage solutions on your infrastructure. Having the files available over HTTP is also helpful for web applications that need to host any kind of static files. It's even possible to host a web application frontend thereby playing with DNS and SSL settings.
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The Google Cloud software platform came up with more than one concept. not only background APIs that operate at code and scripting level of shell and IDEs but also can manage common computer tasks, service, object, the client from virtual disks and machines.its gives everyone a free account that comes with 15GB free storage. When comparing with other competitors that's a huge step. Since it connects with every Google product we can easily share data among them.
  • Free account with 15 GB free storage.
  • Simple but efficient.
  • Can access all services by web browser.
  • Real-time Synchronization.
  • Very easy to share with others.
  • When working on documents it also comes up with version control. which you can revert the document to the older version.
  • Slow evolution.
  • Need to improve google slides as Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Need to clear up trash in order to if u want to permanently remove something from drive and get some space.
When a group of people works together on a project Google Cloud will be a lot of useful. Multiple people can work on the same document simultaneously. If you are looking for the best solution, for a fair price, Google Cloud would be the best solution. It is accessible from anywhere.
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We use Google Cloud Storage basically in our whole organization. The most common problem it addresses for us is that a group of us can work on a document/project remotely, so that we don't end up with this huge email string of forwarding and replying to documents. A group of us can make the changes no matter where we are.
  • We're able to collaborate on documents/graphs/spreadsheets etc in one location.
  • Because we can make changes instantly and share them instantly, we as a company have become much more efficient and streamlined.
  • It's very easy to search for and find what you are looking for. There have been many times in the past that a glitch or misfiling or something has happened and we have not been able to find the saved document. It ended up in file land somewhere on the computer, but with Google Cloud Storage I have been able to find my projects every time.
  • The Google Cloud platform can get a little confusing sometimes, as I tend to get lost when I browse thru all the menus
  • I would like to see the monthly fees reduced.
I haven't really come across anything that did not work appropriately so far but one scenario comes to mind. We had a nice sized proposal we were working on with a next day deadline. There were 3 people here that were collaborating on it, but one was out of the country on vacation, one was out in the field, and the other here in the office. It could have been a disaster, but all involved were able to log in and work on the proposal together. Because of this, we met the deadline.
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We currently use Google Cloud Storage on the I.T. operations side. Our end users all use Google Drive as their primary storage. On the operations side, we use it for the long-term storage of critical information. We also keep data in Google Cloud Storage long-term for servers (physical, virtual, cloud) that have been retired. Archiving data in Google Cloud Storage allows us to eliminate physical media.
  • Archiving data long-term.
  • Providing quick access to data.
  • Higher performance backups.
  • It would help if it were easier to mount Google Cloud Storage.
  • Costs could be lower.
  • I would like to see a way to archive physical server data to Google Cloud Storage without first sucking the entire server up into the Google Cloud.
We find Google Cloud Storage well suited for our active servers, and also the long-term backup of data. The days of archiving old servers to physical disks are over. We can now move old servers to the Google Cloud, and then save the storage long-term while shutting down the actual server.
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Cloud Storage is used to store files exported from Big Query. When larger data sets are pulled, the tables can be exported into the cloud storage. It is also used for other purposes but my main use is exportation from Big Query. This is needed whenever you have to query data sets containing more than 10,000 rows.
  • Stores files that are large and otherwise difficult to send or store.
  • Alleviates storage issues.
  • Receives larger data exports from Big Query.
  • Allows easy folder creation and organization.
  • Currently can't delete folders which means there are cluttered folders on my cloud.
  • Easier upload options would be nice. The ability to upload and store other file types with an easier interface.
  • Managing files and storage could be improved a little for easier access and editing.
Google Cloud Storage is ideal when you need to export large data samples from Big Query. It is also fairly good when managing a lot of users in a corporate environment. While there are other storage options available, Cloud Storage gives you enough options and flexibility to control and manage your large file sets quickly and efficiently. It is also a viable option for federated accounts. It is not the best when you need a lot of flexibility or features. Folders can't be deleted for instance, and managing or organizing folders is not its best feature. It's more a solution for simple exports and handling of larger BQ data sets.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is used across the organization for sharing of documents, gathering data, accessing data, and deploying APIs. As mentioned, the software is used across the organization to enable secure storage, while also enabling simultaneous access to all the company's data sets.
  • Perhaps the strongest advantage of Google Cloud Storage is that they seem to update files quicker than competing cloud storage providers. The software rarely runs into sharing violations or access issues.
  • Google Cloud Storage has a unified API, which is nice when authorizing others to access data.
  • The software rarely fails and handles large volumes of data well.
  • The software sometimes doesn't play nice with certain software programs.
  • Google Cloud Storage sometimes creates conflicting copies of the same data set.
  • Google Cloud Storage's unified API generally works great but doesn't seem to be as fast as Amazon's service.
Google Cloud Storage is well-suited for instances in which users are used to the simple business storage version (Google Stream), or individuals need to have access to the same files at the same time. The software also has little latency, so if you want a software that syncs well, Google Cloud Storage does just that.
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We use Google Cloud Storage (GCS) for a variety of needs. My company manages terabytes of healthcare claims data, which we analyze and present to our customers in an easy-to-use application, mobile app, and reports. We use GCS to stage raw claims data for injection, to stage post-processed data for indexing, and for intermediary storage for a variety of analytics tools.
  • Really great, easy to use interface helps us manage files easily. Storage is fast and inexpensive, so we don't have to spin up storage instances locally
  • Great set of command-line tools to manage data and storage options via scripts and apps, as well as an SDK means we can build GCS into our orchestration and operations tools
  • Robust integration with other Google cloud tools means that we don't have to think too hard about using GCS for a variety of storage tasks as we interact with other Google services.
  • Some CLI options are a little more difficult to use, like parallel uploads
  • The new user interface hides an option (create public link) that we've used a bunch —still there but much less intuitive
  • Not straightforward to make files public or to change file policies
If you're interacting with Google Cloud services, you should be using GCS. GCS is by far the easiest storage to use in conjunction with other Google Cloud applications. Google cloud services are also great when you have tools that need to manage large amounts of intermediary data, as the access for both writing and reading is very good. Finally, if you're doing any data work, it's really easy to use GCS in conjunction with BigQuery.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use this service for Cloud Storage (obviously). We use two cloud storage services, in case one of these fails or goes down for any reason. This service is used by the IT area mainly. We started using Google Cloud Storage as a trial and kept using it for a couple of months just for testing, but the pricing was better than the competition, that's why we finally decided to use both.
  • The pricing is much better than the competition.
  • It has Google's support.
  • They have many other services that you can put together (for an additional cost), which can make your life easier.
  • Implementation was easy.
  • Sometimes it can be more difficult to manage than their competitors.
It is well suited for:
  • A large amount of data storage.
  • If you want a secure platform.
  • If you want reliable encryption of data.
If you don't have the money to pay directly to the largest supplier of U.S. cloud storage, there are other options available.
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Score 9 out of 10
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I use Google Cloud Storage for several different tasks. For me, it is perfect when I have files that I need to save for an indefinite period of time because I have a habit of sticking them on my Google drive and forgetting about them, then when I need them 6 months later they are there. I also use it for file sharing when I need to quickly get a big file to someone else.
  • File storage that is accessible from any device anywhere at any time.
  • File sharing, again, from any device anywhere, any time.
  • Integrates flawlessly with Google docs, giving Microsoft 0365 a true contender for a suite of productivity tools.
  • There is not a lot to like, but I do like the interface of Google Drive. What I don't like is nothing I can't get past.
  • It doesn't happen every time, but I have seen sync times take forever which can be incredibly inconvenient.
  • I have issues sometimes when someone is trying to upload a file to my drive and they get a message that it is full. I can completely empty out the Drive and they will still get the message, so that needs to be addressed by Google.
Google Cloud Storage is very well suited for someone that uses multiple wireless devices and would need to access or share files from any of those devices. A scenario where it would not be beneficial would be would be a department or group of users that are on Macs because everyone I know that uses Google Drive on Mac complains of syncing issues.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We used to have file servers storing our customer's cases, forms, and documents. Accessing these documents remotely was not simple nor easy for members without extensive training and specific hardware. We replaced our main file server for personal data and legal documents for Google Cloud Storage—this gave us easy access to those files from any device, anywhere.
  • Easy to use and access files with little to no permission problems. That was one of our major concerns when using a similar solution in the past.
  • Access data remotely without the need for complicated software or specific hardware.
  • Is fast, reliable and useful. Updates files faster than other platforms. You can integrate it with other Google services.
  • Security: Access control works way better than similar products.
  • The way to change a file's policies is a little bit tricky, but probably that's something that we felt because of the way we used to perform this task.
  • Little to no documentation and not enough tutorials for beginner users.
For our mid-sized law practice, with multiple locations, and data access needs this was the best available solution. Giving us full integration to our G Suite (email, calendar, tools), plus price-per-functionality made it unbeatable as it is the most complete solution for the price. Moving from traditional storage to the cloud was, at first, a traumatic experience, but when we switched to Google Cloud Storage our point of view regarding Cloud Storage changed forever! Easy, secure and reliable access to our stored data from anywhere changed the way our small firm works. We certainly recommend this solution to any company that needs a solid storage solution.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Cloud Storage to house the various documents that our team needs to collaborate on before they are published. This could be anything from "how to" guides to Excel spreadsheets.
  • Easy collaboration so that everyone can view or have input.
  • Never had issues with reliability.
  • The interface is clean and easy to use.
  • Hard to find items at times. It's very easy to become disorganized.
  • There are times where pages take a long time to load up.
  • Often, the formatting in Excel documents gets messed up.
Google Cloud Storage works well for those who need a collaborative suite of products for their project or business. If you're looking for a more professional product with better organization, you might consider an alternative option.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We use Google Cloud Storage for managing static assets across numerous projects and initiatives within the organization. We tend to use Google Cloud Storage as our base storage layer when working with other products in the Google Cloud family, like App Engine. Our use of Google's Cloud Storage product mimics how we use other cloud storage products, like Amazon S3.
  • Very large infrastructure network run by a leader in cloud computing.
  • UX is solid and has a lot of overlap with other Google products.
  • Support, if necessary, is helpful.
  • Storage rates are very expensive compared to other vendors.
  • Download bandwidth costs are among the most expensive.
  • Support is expensive, depending on the kind of plan you have.
Google Cloud Storage is a great product when other product choices have already been made that situate a product's deployment in Google's cloud ecosystem. For example, if a product is already planning to use Google's App Engine service (or Firebase), Google's serverless platform, and Google's CDN, it makes a lot of sense to use Google Cloud Storage. If the product is deployed elsewhere, other services likely make much more sense.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Versioning (14)
8.4
Video files (15)
8.4
Audio files (15)
8.6
Document collaboration (16)
8.8
Access control (20)
8.9
File search (19)
7.7
Device sync (16)
8.2
User and role management (17)
8.9
File organization (20)
8.0
Device management (16)
8.1
Performance (20)
9.0
Reliability (20)
9.2
Storage Reports (16)
8.5

About Google Cloud Storage

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