Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage

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Google Cloud Storage Review

9
Google Cloud Storage is easy and flexible to use, multi-purpose and secure. Can also send files to others fast and securely. This software …
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Best Cloud Storage for Video Files

10
We use [Google Cloud Storage] to store large video recordings of gameplay from user research participants, and it works great! Can play …
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Google Cloud Storage Review

8
Google Cloud Storage is being used across multiple departments of our organization for storing, managing, and sharing documents, reports, …
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Cloud for Emails

10
Individuals use the Cloud Storage for emails that we need to hold onto due to the length of our projects. I have to hold onto every email …

Good Storage Solution

9
Google Cloud Storage is used across our organization in support of our product line as well as our customer success team. It allows us to …
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Google Cloud Storage compared to AWS

8
Google Cloud Storage is currently used by IT, QA, and Accounting. For IT, it is used to manage and verify backups for the business. The …
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Peace of Mind!

9
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 …

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What is Google Cloud Storage?

Google Cloud Storage is unified object storage for developers and enterprises.

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What is Azure Blob Storage?

Microsoft's Blob Storage system on Azure is designed to make unstructured data available to customers anywhere through REST-based object storage.

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Apple iCloud is a document management software offering from Apple. It includes features such as access to music, photos, calendars, contacts, and documents, and it is built into every new iOS device.

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What is Google Cloud Storage?

Google Cloud Storage is unified object storage for developers and enterprises.

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What is Google Cloud Storage?

Google Cloud Storage is unified object storage for developers and enterprises.

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Pure Storage FlashBlade are common alternatives for Google Cloud Storage.

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The most common users of Google Cloud Storage are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.

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Dhiman Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In the recent era, we have to generate huge amounts of data for organizations. So we have to store it in a secure way. Here cloud storage is the perfect platform to perform it. We can easily access the data which are secured in this software. In my organization, we can easily store our data in this software and perfectly use the data in the future.
  • Secured storage
  • Easy access
  • Automatic back up system
  • Storage of the large data can be more easy
  • Filtering system can be improved
  • Pricing is high
In this software, we can easily store the data. We can easily access the software. Security of the data is the main point that is perfectly maintained in this software. Collaboration of a huge amount of data can be easily done by this software. Superb software where one can easily and perfectly store their data with safety.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is easy and flexible to use, multi-purpose and secure. Can also send files to others fast and securely. This software has a reasonable price point compared to other companies. It allows you to store your data and retrieve it anytime as desired from any location at any time. Prefer google cloud over google drive, it has better features.
  • Send Files
  • Retrieve Data
  • Secure
  • Importing files one by one
Google cloud storage is well suited for students and well large businesses. It is a really well-developed software that has the potential to get even better. It has the capabilities to store large amounts of data, and it's easy to retrieve files and also you can send files to others.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use [Google Cloud Storage] to store large video recordings of gameplay from user research participants, and it works great! Can play the files straight from the cloud without having to download them. Of course, it also works great for smaller files like documents and presentations.
  • Storing large files
  • Allowing online play of video files without having to download them first
  • Quick and easy sharing of documents and presentations
  • If I recall, the price for storage was more than box or Dropbox, but came free with enterprise accounts if you happen to have those
[Google Cloud Storage is] great for storing and playing large video files, and even sharing them securely with others, whether or not they are part of your organization. No need to download video files before watching, and can also be used to store any other kinds of files.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is being used across multiple departments of our organization for storing, managing, and sharing documents, reports, and files. It helps reduce the number of emails, especially attachments to be sent over email, also helps keep everything organized. We give access to team members appropriately and manage the visibility of certain files between departments and teams.
  • Sharing is easy across team members
  • Organizing everything into sections and folders
  • Flexibility of archives when needed
  • In tool editions to files is not very flexible, so sometimes we have to download, make editions and upload again.
  • The archive can get messy after a long time of use and difficult to reference old objects.
  • I would like to see them start using tags so data can be found more easily
Big data projects, with multiple touch-points and files to store, that need to be shared across departments, is the best use for Google Cloud Storage. Buckets help store your data safely, and the security level is unmatched since Google manages it. It's very flexible and responds to multiple programming languages, reducing the learning curve for teams in case of transitions.
Our team had a great experience with the help and support team. We have been able to resolve the few issues over the phone, had one in house visit by a professional to help us with a specific implementation issue that was custom to our back end. Other than this, almost all information is available online.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have utilized Google Cloud Storage as a method for file transfers and file sharing amongst our R&D group. It's useful for sharing across organizations, for internal and external storage.
  • Various capacities of storage available.
  • Easily accessible from various devices.
  • Uploading and downloading with ease.
  • desktop app could be better structured
  • sharing and editing functions are sometimes difficult to use
It is great for file sharing amongst colleagues. Also for transferring large files between vendors and providers.
Matthew Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is a great cloud infrastructure as a solution product, and deserves to be held up to the tops of the industry. The cost is rather reasonable for the amount of licenses it allows, and is used across all functions of my organization. Highly recommend this product.
  • Unlimited storage.
  • High performance.
  • Allows for multiple cloud programs to save on one drive.
  • Hard to find files sometimes.
  • Not entirely intuitive.
  • UI/UX could use some improvements to make it easier to use.
Google Cloud Storage is best suited for instances where cold cloud storage is needed. By giving access to the product/development team, our company was able to provide a safe and usable cloud storage host. It is infrequently used by other teams, including the sales and marketing teams, which utilize Google Drive for their cloud storage needs.
I have not had to interact personally with the Google Cloud Storage customer support team.
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Our software platform is a distributed system; we run many batch jobs of varying workload types and sizes. We use GCS to store data from these VMs. GCS is able to solve the issue of needing a highly available storage option that one can store data on easily using various APIs. Our company also uses it as backup storage for our Google-managed file server.
  • Highly available storage option.
  • Virtually unlimited storage option.
  • Easily accessible using APIs.
  • Console can always be improved to better user experience.
  • More work to be able to use it similar to a file system.
Google Cloud Storage is perfect for storing data in object storage, big or small. It is easily accessible and highly available. A great aspect of Google Cloud Storage is the cost -- Google Cloud Storage offers multiple storage options at multiple price points. It is great for storing data that is accessed regularly or vary rarely and prices are adjusted accordingly.
Overall, Google Cloud offers solid support for their products. Because Cloud Storage is one of their flagship products, it is well supported and it is easy to get help. There is quite a bit of documentation for both the console and the APIs. The APIs are very built out for multiple languages.
February 26, 2020

Cloud for Emails

Randi Yeaman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Individuals use the Cloud Storage for emails that we need to hold onto due to the length of our projects. I have to hold onto every email that comes in to Prime Solution and the only way I was able to accomplish this task was to use the Google Cloud Storage for these emails. This has helped us increase our email and storage capacity in order to best help our customers and their projects we are working with them on.
  • Emails.
  • Music/presentations.
  • None really.
Good for email storage, presentations, forms needed in other offices.
They have always been very responsive.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Cloud Storage to backup individual files, backup entire systems, share files, and to host static content. Since a storage bucket can be configured to a URL, this tool allows us to easily and temporarily host files needed between systems. Some of our storage buckets are used to host software updates, others are used only as background system backups, among many other uses.
  • Permissions - easy to configure.
  • Security - variety of permissions allows fine grained control.
  • Reliability - storage service is essentially always available.
  • Learning curve - working with buckets isn't as straightforward as end user cloud storage (like Google Drive).
  • Less integration support than AWS in 3rd party tools.
  • Integration required for best results (programming into the API).
Google Cloud Storage is a great solution for many needs:
  • It can be used for sharing one-off files (assuming the bucket is configured with a URL, which requires a domain and ability to configure DNS settings). While this is a very simple use case, it still comes in useful in many real world cases.
  • Using Google Cloud Console or the Google Cloud SDK, it's easy to copy or move files between buckets and other cloud resources. These tools can be scripted for needs like system or project backups.
We have never used official support from Google for our Google Cloud Storage, but there is plenty of documentation in place already. With a small amount of work, anybody should be able to get started. Once needs get more complicated, there is still documentation from Google, but also plenty of community support for common use cases around the internet.
March 04, 2020

Good Storage Solution

Score 9 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is used across our organization in support of our product line as well as our customer success team. It allows us to store data files, images, and other resources required by our product lines inexpensively and securely. We can control access to all resources without being cumbersome and data retrieval is quick and easy.
  • Data storage.
  • Security.
  • Easy access.
  • Very happy with the service for our needs.
Google Cloud Storage allows us to store data files, images, and other resources required by our product lines inexpensively and securely. We can control access to all resources without being cumbersome and data retrieval is quick and easy. It is well suited for resources that need to be accessed frequently. If access is less frequent, then other data storage offerings may be more appropriate to control costs.
Google as a whole is not very good at customer support. I have not had an issue with Google Cloud Storage, but I have used their support in relation to some of their other services and it leaves a lot to be desired. You are basically on your own to figure things out if there is an issue that goes beyond simple setup or use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Cloud Storage is currently used by IT, QA, and Accounting. For IT, it is used to manage and verify backups for the business. The Quality Assurance team uses Google Cloud Storage to store and automate code regression and edge case testing. The Accounting department uses the service to store and maintain historical employee records.
  • Security
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Language support
  • Example code
  • Outage windows
Google Cloud Storage is good for customers who need long-term storage for data that users access less than once a month. It's best used for archiving data, as well as backup and disaster recovery (DR), and it integrates with third-party backup products from vendors such as Unitrends and Symantec. One potential con is that it's not compatible with our current timekeeping & time management software. However, this is not really a fault of Google Cloud Storage, but our own because we have not yet updated to a newer time management software.
I never had a requirement to use support for this product. It is simple and well-designed si you can start using it right from the documentation. We've never encountered a problem that wasn't solved after reading the documentation. In general terms, Google support is usually very good and this service is no exception.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use the Google Cloud Storage in the most diverse technology projects, software development and also in data analysis projects. It is one of the many solutions that Google Cloud Platform offers and is used by the technology and data science department. The GCS helps us deliver high quality solutions when there is a requirement for data storage in the cloud.
  • High performance, durability and disponibility.
  • One and robust API.
  • Bucket management is very complicated. When you have a ton of files, the UI/UX makes you suffer a lot.
  • Some settings, like make 'public files' is not intuitive to setup on the interface.
The Google Cloud Storage works well with other products of Google. It's well suited for use in software solutions that needs a cloud storage solution. However, for some problems that need different types of data, like not structured data, I recommend a Datastore/Firestore solution. If you are dealing with messages data, Google Cloud Storage maybe not be the best solution.
Score 8 out of 10
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We primarily use Google Cloud Storage when we need to store data with a low access frequency cheaply. In the past, we've used it to assist with data migrations and for secure data exchanges. It's mostly used by the product/development team and infrequently used by other teams. The primary business problems it addresses relate to keeping "colder" data storage cheap and secure.
  • It provides object storage at a very affordable price.
  • Reliable/enforces security best practices.
  • The JavaScript SDK is difficult to work with.
  • The UI/UX could use some improvements/doesn't seem great for managing a massive number of objects.
Scenarios where Google Cloud Storage is well suited:
- It seems best suited for colder storage use cases and pretty much anywhere you would use S3. It provides many of the same features as S3 but is generally a bit cheaper.
- Cases where you'd like to share data with granular permissions to other Google users securely

Scenarios where Google Cloud Storage is less appropriate:
- Any scenarios that require hot storage (fast frequent read/writes)
We've never needed support for Google Cloud Storage, but the docs seem pretty good.
Christian Oquendo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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At the moment, my company is using Google Cloud Storage for collaboration purposes with other companies. The convenience of cloud storage is useful for situations when there is no physical storage space available, as my company uses a lot of video content. This software also addresses many organizational issues with documents we share.
  • Ease of use
  • Simple User Interface
  • Pricing
  • Glitches
Depending on the nature of the business, Google Cloud Storage is best suited for businesses who collaborate with each other, businesses which require extra cloud storage space, and businesses who would need to store an unlimited amount of files with ease of access. Google Cloud Storage is not best suited for smaller businesses who are on a budget.
Although I haven't had any issues requiring support from Google, I have had issues in the past with other Google software which have been quickly and readily been resolved by Google's support team.
September 02, 2019

Peace of Mind!

JaCoby Marston, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Google produces great products where they have very little down time if any. Google Cloud Storage has always worked for me when I needed it the most. If you have any problems you can reach out for help.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Never needed to use support for this product. Is so simple and well designed that you can start using it right from the documentation. We've never encountered a problem that wasn't solved after reading some docs. In general terms, Google Cloud support is usually good, but again, we don't use it much, documentation and community contributions are abundant and useful.
Sam Randika | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Spencer Baselice | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Mary Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.