Google Cloud Storage

RATING:

4.8

(2260)

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 wi...

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Google Cloud Storage Pricing

Free Trial: New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Cloud Run during the first 90 days. Free Usage per Month: All customers get 5 GB of US regional storage free per month, not charged against your credits. General Pricing: Standard Storage - starting at $.02 per GB per month; Nearline Storage - starting at $.01 per GB per month; Coldline Storage - starting at $.004 per GB per month; Archive Storage - starting at $.0012 per GB per month

Starting price: 

$0.02 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Google Cloud Storage Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Google Cloud Storage

1 - 5 of 2,260 Reviews

Heather

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1 employee

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed April 2021

Worth the $1

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Noorhidayu

Verified reviewer

Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2021

Work well as a cloud storage

PROS

Google really do a very well cloud storage service, either for the paid version or the free plan. Any user can easily use this platform, because there are no advance technical skills needed to get expert on this software. Uploading my digital assets like document, files or media to the cloud storage is very breezy and smooth.

CONS

Apart of the limited storage space for the free plan, there are not much to be dislike with this software. The pricing scheme is included in the bulk software that they offer, and can't be purchase as a stand alone software. Overall, this software is the main software that i have choose to manage and storing all my digital assets online.

Reasons for switching to Google Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage has a better option in sharing my files and keep them in order.

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Yurie Katri

Verified reviewer

Telecommunications, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 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.

Reason for choosing 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.

Reasons for switching to 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.

Mani Teja

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 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.

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Martin

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2024

Safe, trusted and secure storage

PROS

data is safely stored from unauthorized personnel and encrypted. backup is done without any stress and backed up data is easily accessible, i would highly recommend it

CONS

it takes time recovering large amount of data