Google Cloud Storage

4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

About Google Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage by Google is a data storage platform, which helps businesses of all sizes store data with multiple automatic redundancy options. Features include object versioning, data backup, geo-redundant storage, object and bucket-level permissions and audit log. The platform comes with a shippable storage server, transfer appliance, which facilitates offline data transfer for users. Employees can store data across different storage classes such as standard, nearline, coldline, and archive storage. Cloud Storage’s turbo replication feature allows users to replicate the writes to another region. With its bucket lock feature, professionals can configure a data retention policy to determine an object’s retention period in a bucket. Cloud Storage offers integration with various third-party applications such as Acronis, CloudBerry Lab, Comet, Cohesity and more. Pricing is based on the amount and duration of data stored and support is extended via documentation, phone and chat.
Google Cloud Storage Software - Cloud Storage create dataset
Google Cloud Storage Software - Cloud Storage create instance
Google Cloud Storage Software - Cloud Storage create bucket
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Google Cloud Storage pricing

Google Cloud Storage does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Google Cloud Storage paid version starts at US$0.02/month.

Starting Price:
US$0.02/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Google Cloud Storage Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 2,258 View all reviews
Maisarah
Maisarah
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 22/04/2021

Helpful cloud storage

I am working from several device like my desktop, tablet and from my smartphone. Sharing my files across my device can be done with this cloud storage. I also use it as my main backup space for recovery file and data that i linked it with my WhatsApp application.

Pros

Saving my files and documents either for personal use or business use is very easy using this software. Sending my files to other user is really secure, as only the user that i has granted permission can have access to the files and i can limit if they can only read the files, or can edit the files.

Cons

This cloud storage only can scanning for viruses for a files or documents that are less than 100 MB. If the files is more than 100MB, it will not scan it and increasing the chances that user will open files that are infected with viruses. I hope they can improve the scanning system and let it scan a larger files.

Yurie Katri
Yurie Katri
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 01/10/2022

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Versatile Storage

Data from other systems can be used as a data source for aggregation with BigQuery. Since the direct connection to the database is NG in terms of security, you can use the data via GCS. In addition, PDF files can also be downloaded by URL, so they can be obtained via a hyperlink in the browser. It is very convenient to be able to share files while ensuring security, as it is possible to manage permissions when acquiring them.

Pros

You can easily obtain and manage repository and file information from the command line. You can
select a storage type according to the frequency of resource access. You can choose from a wide range of regions

Cons

Because there are so many functions, it takes time to get used to using it. (e.g., multi-region configuration, storage type configuration, etc.). It would be nice if there was an operation to easily concatenate files in GCS with the gsutil tool.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud Storage

File information can be obtained from the CLI with gsutil, just like Unix commands. The cost can be reduced by storing files for resources that are rarely accessed.

Switched From

DigitalOcean

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud Storage

Raw data before importing into BigQuery is imported into BigQuery using the BQ load command in GCS. Using GCS as a data lake saves BigQuery storage fees. Compared to importing all data into BigQuery, the storage fee is reduced to approximately 1/5.
George
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 22/02/2024

Cloud storage improvement

Pros

Important tool for cloud storage, from small to medium and large size businesses. Ease of implementation, value for money to have large data storage sorted out

Cons

Could improve on customer support and choice of services available, especially for smaller businesses

Mani Teja
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 23/04/2023

A Service For Storing: Google Cloud Storage

Anybody can store data in google cloud storage who are having google accounts.

Pros

We can store our files in google cloud storage. By using google cloud storage we can skip carrying of external drives.

Cons

If we forget authentication details we cant acces our files that are stored in google cloud stotage. Sometimes data may lost.

Tameem
Tameem
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 20/12/2023

A life saver for our storage

Pros

Make storing and sharing our data fun and easy. I will never use flash drive again

Cons

Has limited storage space and you have to buy paid package to extend the storage

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