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Fantastic Cloud Tools with Fast Deployment

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The Google Cloud Platform is an assortment cloud development tools - in my case, for web development. I utilize their Compute Engine, SQL, Storage, a number of their networking tools. I've found getting these different tools to work together has been very easy. One of the things I love about using Google Cloud is how easy it is to launch additional tools, create separate operating environments for testing, and bringing in 'tested' environments into production status.

For the most part, I've found the Google Cloud Platform tools deploy very quickly, so there isn't much downtime as you want to ramp up additional resources. I've also found their billing platform one of the best if you have clients you're setting these resources as you can create independent billing accounts like you might in Google Adwords.

Cons: My gripe isn't unique to the Google Cloud Platform - it may simply be the reality of the billing model used by most cloud providers I've used - costs can sneak up quickly if you're not paying attention. Since the costs associated with the cloud platform are all variable expenses based on items such as time in use, storage fees, or network thru-put, it often takes a few days for Google to properly offer up the estimated monthly expense. I've had a few painful surprises over the years so watch your billing estimates carefully.

My next gripe is both positive and negative: Google Cloud is always improving their service offerings (this is positive), but often their improvements roll out as a different product with no clear way to migrate from say Compute Engine (older product) to their Kubernetes Engine (new product).

Overall: I've enjoy using this product. It makes development time faster and it integrates very well with a wide range of Google Cloud / API products.

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Easy and reliable Cloud storage.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The most important thing about Google's Cloud Storage is the fact that it is incredibly user friendly (They also have a lot of guides for new users), the data is well encrypted and secured, they have a fair price, and beyond that, it adapts to your needs, depending if you are part of a big company or a smaller one. Google have invested a lot of money on making their Cloud Storage System a durable and reliable infrastructure (Like everything they do, to be honest).

Cons: The prices are fair for the infrastructure that Google manages and the quality that they offer, although, it might be somewhat pricey for someone giving it a personal use, other than that, I cannot really think of something bad.

Overall: Easy, reliable and secure Cloud Storage System.

Google Cloud Platform for Non Profits is a great and free option for churches but setup is difficult

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Google offers its Cloud Platform for free for non-profits. It is a fantastic option for churches with it's many apps (docs, sheets, etc.) especially in a church such as mine where the team and volunteers are increasingly spread out-- it's rare we're ever in the same room together.

Cons: There is little to not like about getting Google Cloud Platform for free, but I will say it is very, very difficult to get set up and activated. Then, once set up, the admin side of things is quite complex and difficult to navigate even for me, a pastor who thinks of himself as quite savvy with such things.

Overall: The free non-profit version allowed us to transition from an old version of Microsoft Office even on a tight budget and improved our productivity in the process.

Google Might as Well Have My Data Too

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: If signed into Google on your web browser, or even more conveniently, through your computer desktop, Google Cloud Storage will not be any more helpful than it already is. Google will store all your files, allow real-time editing and sharing between co-workers in its connected apps, and allow you to provide shareable links to outside parties. With free storage protected and managed by Google, I feel like that Data might last forever.

Cons: If I had to complain, it would be Google's tendency to force you to upload folders (as opposed to files) through its Chrome Browser. If trying to upload info from Safari, data upload may be slowed and only allow individual files to be uploaded at a time.

The Best Value

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The e-mail search features and functionality are amazing!

Cons: Security. According to google's terms, anything that goes through their servers can be used by google, which I don't love the idea of...

Overall: We all know google is amazing - that's why it is the number one search engine and has become an English verb. Their cloud platform for businesses is a must-have! After using google mail and the integrated apps, I can never go back. I tried using something else for a little while and was about to pull my hair out. And at nearly $5/month per user, it makes perfect sense. I love that I can have my domain in my google e-mail (e.g. user@mydomain.com) and can integrate my calendar, e-mail, spreadsheets, word docs, and everything into one software platform.

I regularly recommend google's cloud platform to other businesses! The e-mail alone is well worth the cost.

Best decision we ever made was switching to Google Cloud Platform.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We switched from using our own servers in a server farm to the Google Cloud Platform about 5 years ago. It was the best thing for our company. At the time I was the only Developer/IT manager we had. I was rushing to the server farm whenever we had an issue. With Google Cloud we haven't had an issue. If we do I can fix things from my own computer where ever I am. Upgrading servers takes seconds instead of days. and downtime is not in our vocabulary any more. I am SO happy we switched.

Cons: The only thing I have to complain about is finding the docs you are looking for. Once you find them they are very helpful and easy to understand, but finding them can be hard at times.

Love the Storage of Google

May 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I love that I can store any and everything in Google Storage. I also like that I am able to store things and give other people access to them as well. Sometimes I can give full access where they can edit information and other times I can give limited access so my information stays the same but they can still see the information.

Cons: What I like least about Google Storage it at times, it does not show the graphic of the document in the thumbnail. Sometimes it does, other times it just says PDF. Sometimes locating a document is easier if I can see a picture of it; however, this is not a deterrent for using Google Storage.

Overall: Love all Google Software!

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Google Cloud Platform just works!

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: From Google Drive to Google Keep it all works seamlessly with the help of the Google Cloud. You can start documents, notes and even slide shows from any device and then pick up on another. It's all saved and updated in real time which is incredible. Words can't describe fully how amazing this platform is. It is best to just go out and experience it first hand.

Cons: There is nothing I don't like so far with this. Google just has this down to a science and keeps making it better and better over time.

Overall: Makes it easier to work on documents from one device to another, collaborating with people on different projects and made it very easy to save data across devices and platforms.

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It is perfect to access your information anywhere and with any device!

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The main advantage is that we stop depending on our physical job position. By having the data on the server, any computer, smartphone or cyber cafƩ becomes our office. We save on equipment, because we will no longer have to worry about our equipment and when to change them. The supplier company will take care of this. It saves time and effort.

Cons: An exceptional event may occur in which the service may be out of service and we may not have access. There is more dependence on internet and speed providers. There is a possibility that hackers violate the security of the service and steal our information.

Overall: Highly recommended...

A powerful platform specifically for Platform as a Service applications

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Having met Google's Chief Engineer and heard his passion for how their global services are architected on a global scale I can't emphasise enough how outstanding their platform really is, as he put it we are only limited by the laws of physics in terms of data speed.

We use it specifically for a clinical trials recruitment service using PaaS. The system scales perfectly on demand and is reliable.

Cons: I would recommend Google for PaaS but would be less inclined to recommend IaaS where AWS is without question the leader in this space.

Overall: We use it for clinical trial recruitment on a national scale.

Best most accessible cloud storage app

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I can back up anything on any device and access any file on any device. It allows me to access and organize files from any device without using any of my own memory

Cons: The only bad thing you have to say about this is privacy features on it aren't as transparent as I would like them to be. He may find that some files are actually accessible by the public which I'm not such a fan of. One must be very wary to make sure that they don't Nable features which made them publicly accessible

Overall: I am able to store a lot of data without having to use my own local memory. I also have the ability to access any files stored on any device

We love google cloud!

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We absolutely love google cloud storage! It is so nice to store everything in the cloud, and have it available to all of our team members. This way everyone has the most up to date version and we don't have one million e-mails going back and forth constantly.

Cons: The only complaint I have is due to my own unorganization. Some of my folders are confusing, and therefore it's hard to find things. Thank goodness for the search in google drive and we can find anything! The other thing I don't like is having to download and re-upload if I have things still in word files (not google docs).

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Everything in one place!

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With Google File Stream, which saves to the Google Cloud, you can save more than just google files (docs, sheets, etc.) to your cloud. I save pages documents (mac word processor), photos, screenshots, and more all in one place that is easy to access on my computer. The best part? There's no risk of losing all my work if I were to, say, spill my latte on my laptop.

Cons: I've had some issues with the file stream drive not being able to open files unless I eject it and re-open it. It doesn't happen all the time, and it's frustrating, but also an easy fix.

Reliable Cloud Platform

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Reliability of access. Security and ease of use.

Cons: Monthly costs associated with digital storage, but that is par for the course if used in a business setting.

Overall: A great cloud-based digital document management system from a reputable source. I have used several cloud-based management systems in past employment situations, Google's is top notch. It can be synced with Google Calendar, Gmail, etc. It is accessible from anywhere with a data connection and makes attaching documents through Gmail a breeze. Google Cloud Platform: simple and effective.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you already utilize Google programs, products or applications, then take a look at Google's Cloud Platform to see if it make sense for you or your business.

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Google cloud is simply the standard

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This might be a little risky, but at this point, I trust all my backup data to be stored on Google cloud. It never goes down, it is always accessible, runs on mobile and desktops and never runs out of space. I'm not sure what else you expect since google offers nearly everything to do to the public free of charge unless you are needing massive amounts of data.

Cons: There is some issues getting it to work properly when it links in and out of Outlook servers. Though I suspect this is not a google issue but more on Outlook which tends to be total garbage.

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Robust ecosystem of tools with easy UI

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The UI and docs of google cloud platform are, in my opinion, the easiest to understand among all cloud providers. As a developer that translates in to faster go to market of product and faster debugging of any arising issues. This gives our customers a more resilient product with features reaching them sooner.

Cons: The bandwidth (network egress) costs are astronomical. Additionally I would love to see a "given this usage, your bill will be X". One Friday I set up a proof of concept flexible app engine environment and logged back in on Monday to see that I had blown through the free tier and was being charged for usage.

Overall: Rock solid cloud infrastructure with solutions for 90% of use cases.

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Its a great working tool for anyone and for any company no matter how big or small

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I like that you can easily access files, no matter how important or how trivial, anywhere. I like how you can share documents, edit documents with others, at the same time or at different times. I also like that you can create emails for users and manage them from the admin console. And the autosave mode saves a lot of headaches! Plus, the fact that I can edit documents on my phone? Amazing! It has really become a powerful and useful buisness tool.

Cons: I don't like how sometimes documents take too long to load. I would also like the phone app to be a bit more user friendly and the potential to use more features available on the desktop version.

Google Cloud has helped me save time, money and important information. Can't live without it!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that all of my important professional documents (budget reviews, proposals, projects, plans, lessons, etc.) and all of my personal documents (letters, photos, videos, etc.) are all safe and sound in the cloud. I can never lose them and can always access them....what's better than that?!

Cons: The only thing I like least about this software is whenever I don't have internet, I can't access my stuff. It's a small thing that really can't be fixed, but it's still unfortunate.

It is from Google :)

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google Cloud Platform is a great tool for collaboration. It is a very productive tool if used correctly. There is no learning curve if you are a computer user and you know a thing or two about spread sheets or word you can start collaborating.

Cons: A lot of new things are in testing phase so you cannot trust those features. Admin side is a bit complex. Somewhat browser dependent like its more suitable with chrome

Overall: Its a good platform. All of your services are integrated and its secure.

overall pretty great

May 11, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: as someone always on the go i appreciate the fact that you can access anything from anywhere on any device. its great for the office or work, but that is also a downside, it makes it easier for people to get into your things so just be weary of that!

Cons: The only con for me is the security risk's associated with leaving your info logged in everywhere, and the mass collecting of data that google does on everything. however if you dont mind the spying, its great!

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Best way to save your company data

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The power of this product and its versatility is amazing, also it is very easy to manage with different tools, the content on the internet is huge and also the comunity. Also it is very easy to install. The docummentation is pretty easy to find and have a lot of content to dig and take more advantage of the program.

Cons: Tools to manage your data are not as advanced or good as you can imagine, or maybe we are used to use other apps. There are security aspects that are more than a pain, because when configurating or giving access to users you will hit with some problems or things that you must do but you didn't know or are not explained very well.

Overall: Data storage and backups, we had problems with our server and almost lost everything, so this was a good workaround. It is super stable, scalable and a powerfull tool.

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I am a computer science major student. I use google cloud for my course project.

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Compared to AWS, the deployment time on Google Cloud Platform is faster than that on AWS. GCP is cheaper than AWS. The charge mode on GCP is friendly than AWS. So for startups who do not have a great number of user request, it is more money-saving to use GCP than using AWS.

Cons: The document of Google Cloud Platform is a little messy. Sometimes it will introduce several different concepts in one section. This is confusing especially for beginners. It will be more clear to separate different concepts into individual sections instead of trying to merging them together. After all, most document readings are from beginners.

(In my opinion) Better than the Microsoft Suite

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: There isn't much I dislike about this platform. It has so many different apps to cover multiple business needs, from managing your calendar and email, to creating docs and presentations, and more! It's an awesome tool for our collaborative team.

Cons: If others don't know how to use, there is some training needed.

Overall: Google Cloud Platform is great for our collaborative team. We can work on sheets and documents at one time, which is great for moving projects forward faster. Google drive is an awesome way to store documents so that your whole team has access (easily replaces Dropbox). I don't want to go back to using Word/Excel/PPT if I don't need to. This is way more easily integrated into our workflows.

Create my account!

Nov 01, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: That it helps you and gives your information!

Cons: that it could save your password and username or email and allow other people to get on my account

Overall: This is a big deal for me and this will help me a lot and teach me what ive done my whole entire life and this means a lot to me and amother thing about i like music and exerszing a lot and this could be big day for me beacause of this pogram that will competly is going to change my life and just make me a complete crossword puzzle

Recommendations to other buyers: That my parents like to get on my accounts and look what im doing.

Not a Fan of the Google Could Platform

Oct 06, 2016
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Lots of cheap storage space.

Cons: That is creates a lot of copies of things and that once you back yourself out of a file it starts all over at the top of the list instead of staying on the folder that you want to stay on.

Overall: The Google Drive program is confusing. I have a hard time finding things and it took a long time to figure out that you have to hit the magnifying glass an extra time to pull up everything you are searching in a way that you won't lose your place when you back out of a folder. Too much scrolling involved. Do not like that once you go into something and go back out it keeps making extra copies of everything. Once I change the name or type of document to something, then that is the only copy I want, I don't want the new one and then the old one to still be there. Sometimes it is creating copies of things I'm not even aware of and when I go back to look at it again all of sudden there are 3 copies of the file to look through or extras to get rid of...and then...that creates some more scrolling. Cannot express how much time I've wasted just trying to accomplish simple tasks with this program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Emailing some instructions to new users would be helpful.

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The cloud platform is amazing! Kinda like a one stop shop but more for log in and signing in.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I use this on my home computer and phone. I enjoy how it saves information and backs up items I request. Contacts, Pictures, web sites, and much more! When I switch devices I count on Google Cloud to upload some of my items I chose to carry over.

Overall: As I understand space my be limited, more room or GB to add, or even providing an option. Adding to certain smart televisions as well!

A very complete and stable cloud services provider

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: All of Google's Cloud offerings are available in a single Web console.
We mainly use Compute Engine, and the VMs are easy to create and configure, with a simple to understand pricing model.
The VMs are very fast, have a great uptime, and we never noticed any slowdowns caused by other VMs running on the same physical machine.

Cons: The permissions system is quite complex to set up, especially when the client creates the Project, and wants to give access to our development team. It is often not very clear which permissions are missing to enable specific features.

Amazing Google Cloud Storage

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: LOVE google cloud storage. We use google cloud storage for EVERYTHING. You can download to your computer for local storage and accessibility but it also syncs with the cloud and is available anywhere you are online.

Cons: The thing I like least about Google Cloud Storage is that when you want to keep something in word, you have to download, save and re-upload. Much easier to use if you keep everything in Google Docs.

A Good Contender

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Robust Solutions
Competitive Pricing
Great Logging/Monitoring Integration

Cons: Steep Learning Curve (for Kubernetes)
Virtually No Billing UI

Overall: Google feels a bit like a new kid on the block. They've got good solutions for most things, as much as we've needed. But some things can feel a bit unpolished. We LOVE Kubernetes/Container Engine in terms of how robust it is, but it has a pretty steep learning curve.

We've had a few issues using Cloud SQL. Their support staff, the Level 0, are basically just docs regurgitators. We bought Gold, and it tends to be better. Although for a few issues, they go into "research" for quite some time.

The worst aspect is their billing interface. It's about as bare-bones as it gets. AWS is much better in this area, but I expect them to improve over time.

Overall, we have a lot of confidence in GCP, but it still has plenty of rough edges. And it is competitively priced.

Intuitive and easy to use with a simpler pricing model and less lock-in.

Dec 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We moved our Docker-based server infrastructure to Google Cloud due to some more complex networking needs we had when switching our container management from Ansible to Kubernetes. So far GC has provided everything we need (with one minor exception -- see cons) and the setup and configuration seems significantly less complicated than the other large cloud provider we were using. The compilation of our logs into Stackdriver Logging makes watching the containers less of a chore, and running Kubernetes on this platform works very well (no surprise given Google's involvement in Kubernetes). Honestly, it's a little hard to tell whether the GC infrastructure is much simpler than our last provider (AWS) or if it's the switch to Kubernetes. I can say the combination of the two for us is a real winner.

Cons: We use Postgres for our DB and needed point-in-time backups. We weren't comfortable with the current state of the Google Cloud options for Postgres, so we're using databaselabs (running on GC coincidentally) instead of using GC directly.

Google it... it works great!

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: All in One
Simple to deploy
Easy to Use
Easy to Teach
Expansive Tools
Metrics and Usage statistics
Unlimited Space

Cons: Tied to Google... which isn't necessarily a bad thing... but still tied to one company.

Overall: I use Google for my business and personal use. The cloud platform from Google allows me and my team to facilitate all of our work in a seamless and easy to use platform while maintaining all of the necessary tools for us to be competitive in the work we do.

Intuitive and easy to use

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Accessible from anywhere, incredibly easy to use, with many features that are included in clunky and expensive alternatives. Definitely a contender for office's feature with none of the cost and an easier process to find documents.

Cons: Honestly, there isn't much to dislike. It does exactly what it was created for. The only thing that I can think of as a con would be the sharing options.

Excellent Tool

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a fantastic tool. The ease of use and broad support of multiple platforms made it a no brainer for me. The simplicity of integration with most of my existing work flows was a cherry on top

Cons: I had some initial unique challenges as I presume most people in heavily regulated industries would. However, I found our Google partner willing to work through these challenges with me

I don't use it to it's full potential but it works well, is cheap and Google APIs are just impresive

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: All services are very easy to set up. From Maps to logins and backup systems. From the price point of view I don't know any cheaper solution. Specially for low usage which is free :)

Cons: If you have many access keys and services the management site can get a little messy, but once you get used to how to enable and disable api's and then where to go to set them up, all becomes easier.

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A bit difficult to understand at first

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The google features are still a bit difficult to understand. Also many organizations still do not allow for google links to be sent so I have to download to Microsoft after completing work.

Overall great option for small to mid businesses

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The overall value is excellent particularly for small and new companies

Cons: The office tools (spreadsheet, docs, presentation, etc) are decent but still not close to Microsoft Office. We still have a MS Office subscription for all the office tools.

Overall: For startups like ours, the Google Cloud Platform was a great option. The G-Suite is quite robust and feature rich. The fact that you get 1TB of file storage per user is also great.
The email service, calendar, and various collaboration tools are helping my team work together very easily anywhere they are.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you can "cut the cord" and not use MS Office tools, then Google G-Suite is a no-brainer.

Great place to start projects and scale them over time

May 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The free usage limits are generous for App Engine, making it easy to host a project for free, with the knowledge you'll be able to scale it as needed for a competitive rate.

Cons: Wish there were less App Engine specific modules (e.g., webapp2) and more support for other popular ones (e.g., Django). Makes code less portable/harder to transition to non-GCP providers.

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Gives developers access to all of Google and Google services

Apr 13, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google's Cloud Platform grants developers access to Google's long list of services like YouTube, Drive and Gmail. Google's Cloud Platform, unlike Azure or AWS, requires nothing more than a Google account.

Cons: Google's Cloud Platform is difficult to use and not well designed for new developers. Google's Cloud Platform lacks in ease of customer service.

Great cloud storage option!

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a great cloud storage option. I use this to store almost all of my personal photos, I feel that they are secure and since they are backed up so often I feel like I won't loose them.

Cons: I wish that there was more storage offered in the free version. Other cloud based storage applications offer more storage for free.

Overall: Love using this free storage option.

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My go-to cloud platform.

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pricing-wise, Google Cloud Platform is very competitive compared to AWS and Azure. The console is also relatively easy to use.

Cons: As the product grows with more features, it will inevitably become less easier to use. I think it can be a challenge for new-comers, although it won't be as overwhelming as AWS.

Overall: Hassle free Web deployment, not as expensive as AWS.

Google Cloud platform is amazing!

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like pretty much everything about Google Cloud. I use it store a few different sites data, as well as a lot of pictures. It is fast and reliable.

Cons: I wish it had more tools like AWS, but I'm sure they will come out with more tools as the time goes by.

Overall: I love how I can store my sites and pictures here. It is safe and reliable. Those things are super important to me.

Not comparable to Amazon web services, billing is too complicated to understand

Apr 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use it for maps, speech api and translation, they have the best in class map API and its speech to text and text to speech is awesome accuracy

Cons: I dont use its compute cloud due to its bad pricing methodology very confusing to understand and hence try to stay away from these features, aws provides lot better pricing

Overall: We use it for Speech, Maps API

Great tool to use. Keeps ease of mind just in case you lose anything on your machine or device and

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reliable. Keeps ease of mind when you have documents, pictures, ect. If you lose a device or break one you can always transfer to the new device from the cloud.

Cons: Not too many, just limited on space if you want to add more as at times I have had to delete some files due to storage.

Overall: Ease of mind knowing your favorite moments and documents are backed up.

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A staple in my day

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It really does save everything and has a great filter system. I have even typed words that I remembered from documents and it would pull up the document.

Cons: Sometimes the clutter can be overwhelming. It will auto create folders (which is sometimes very helpful) but I would like to be asked first if I would like those folders.

Best close service available

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, collaboration and functionality with other Google could offerings. I use the entire g suite along with he simplicity of my companies email client built with google.gnail imap software this is a no brainer for both small business and large corporations.

Cons: No offline support. The only place.google Good falls short is offering offline support for the available apps.

Overall: I love using this product it makes my day to.fay opera tions when swapping from office to office and device to device.

Great cloud platform

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google drive is very easy to use and works perfectly. It is easy to sync all your files, documents and pictures between all your units. A must-have platform

Cons: To get the full advantage of the platform you must have access to the internet other vices you cannot access to your files.

Overall: It is easy to share your material with other users.

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I use Google Cloud storage for files I want to access for free.

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are very few good, trustworthy, free cloud storage options out there. As far as I know, Google Cloud can't be beat.

Cons: No complaints here. All my files and documents have remained safe, secure, and accessible. It's also nice to be able to delete old files from my hard drive, knowing they're fully secure a click away.

Love this cloud based service

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use this cloud predominantly for photos and have found it really easy to use and to access when away from my computer or my phone. I like how easy it is to sync everything to connect to the drive- most items just automatically save there now that I set up. Super easy and then can forget about it!

Cons: Not any downsides I've seen. It's really easy to use- and has a lot of storage. For me- the best part is being able to access items easily on phone or computer.

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A secure cloud environment for web applications

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Do not let me down without a doubt it is a fantastic platform that is easy to use and maintain is ideal for your web project or applications.

Cons: the prices are a bit high for small companies, the support is not very good since they take a long time to respond.

Overall: offers a good service without any doubt helps my web sites to be 24/7.

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A few hiccups

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The main pro is that it comes with a lot of storage. Also almost everyone has a g-mail account so you can easily set up a connection between your storage and your e-mail and your important files.

Cons: The syncing and backup system is disastrous. Files are missing or get duplicates a lot. I keep fiddling with the settings for a solution. Also no way to recover files (I think?). Generated a lot of confusion in the office when people tried to share/edit the same file.