Google Cloud Storage, Cheap, Secure and Reliable
January 24, 2020

Google Cloud Storage, Cheap, Secure and Reliable

Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud Storage

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.
  • Reduced our storage costs.
  • Improved our storage security (reducing security infrastructure costs).
Aside from Google Cloud Storage, we've used AWS S3 and have found the two comparable. In fact, GCS is one of a large number of object storage systems that are compatible with S3 (including DigitalOcean Spaces, IBM Cloud Storage, and Azure Blog Storage). When it comes to these systems, we'll pick the storage system that is cheapest, most secure, and integrates well with the app environment; since we already use GCP that often makes Google Cloud Storage an obvious choice.
We've never needed support for Google Cloud Storage, but the docs seem pretty good.

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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)