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Google Cloud Platform


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Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that allow you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications.


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Cloud-Scale access to Google Apps, Storage, VMs, Renders, and Compute Engines

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software platform is much more than one single concept of software: it's the starting point for accessing all of Google's Cloud Computing services as well as the background APIs that operate at code and scripting level inside of shells and IDEs. Ostensibly, any common computer task, client, service, object, or node can be made in to a Google Cloud Platform instance, from virtual disks and machines, to process rendering, to gaining custom access to nuanced aspects of the individual Google Apps which are offered as the common App Store offering for everyone; yet as for full functionality, API access is necessary. In addition, there are very notable, special, cutting edge technologies that truly transform the concept of user interface and user experience in the context of all things Google: some of the language and visualization Cloud Platform offerings are very exciting, a heralding of a new age in computing, marketing, and IoTs to come.

Cons: It's a vast expanse of software development to wrap one's focus about. That being said, a developer would be lucky to get some hands-on, real-world context of what the Google Cloud Platform Apps and APIs are fully capable of. There's not a whole lot to dislike; Google Developers on every Google product offering constantly update their literature and sites, co make sure that the content is presented well and that users have the means to learn by doing; going forth with the flow of context in development that pops up, from moment to moment; I suppose it [could] be more fluid, but then again, I am a common consumer developer and this is a beautiful array of modern computing leverage at my fingertips, potentially. I just have to learn to use it.

Overall: I've just started with Google Cloud Platform, bug they've been very generous in offering free small samples, trial offerings, and at that, the technology itself is inspiring, from the literature provided, and based on the descriptions. Essentially, a developer could scale an enterprise or computing task, or app at full Google thrust, at scale of course; yet it's not at all a paltry offering; significant and invaluable [previously] development tasks of an ad hoc nature are now, very simply put: offerings of tasty tidbits of modern day tech and lifestyle to-do; the results are visible, within a dedicated focused development session; connecting with the literature of the Google Cloud Platform app and the offerings therein will engender a deeper appreciation for how far Google's surfave-level apps have come, with the advent of Cloud computing and processing power, built on Google's rich foundation in logistics to carry out these tasks for the consumer, prosumer, developer, startup, and beyond.

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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
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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.

Best storage system out there

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: How many pros can a person type? This storage program gives workers and students the reality of unlimited storage space. I have never came close to overfilling my google cloud storage because it's huge and the best. I can view anything I save on there from any of my internet devices which is very important. I would recommend to anyone who used the internet and saves documents and presentations because you will

Never have a problem with google cloud.

Cons: It was a little bit hard to stArt up but that was because it was my firm time ever using s cloud storage device. I personally wasn't used to it and was a novice learner for it. Now that I got the hang of it, I'm so happy and proud that I'm able to use this helpful

Program.

Overall: My overall expirenve with this program was fantastic. You get the smartest people at google to help you with any problems. There aren't many problem that you will run into because this program and storage device wa made so well.

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Advanced Storage that is Reliable and Safe.

Oct 11, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: One good thing with Google Cloud Storage is that it is a cloud-based product, which means, the user can gain its access any time, at any location provided he/she is an Internet connection. Again, it is easy to use, customize, and scale. Its security is paramount, and no one who can have its access without the authorization or having the logins.

Cons: One issue with Google Cloud Storage is its price. For one to have that premium Google Cloud Storage, for the purpose of massive storage, he/she must have adequate cash. Otherwise, Google Cloud Storage is a safe and perfect online storage platform.

Overall: Google Cloud Storage is one of the best online storage tool that our organization have ever had. This tool is easy to use, scale, manage, and even customize. No major complain for this product. It supports the sharing of files from one user to the other. Being could-based, one can have its access any time, at anyplace.

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Easy and reliable Cloud storage.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

One of the best cloud storage options

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is rather intuitive and the bugs/glitches are always minimal as Google is so popular. Google is also realizing that they need to focus on the educational market so that kids grow us using Google products and desire them in the workplace, so the features and functionality have been steadily improving.

Cons: Since they are always changing/updating things, we always have to pay close attention to what we are doing because if they move a button or change a menu then you could end up doing something opposite to what you intended to do. Makes it kind of annoying to keep up with, but lately they have been better about letting you know the changes that were made so you don't get caught off-guard.

Overall: An affordable cloud storage solution in a K-12 school

Wow Cloud

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The google cloud platform is amazing in my opinion. You can save your documents on it without worrying about loosing them. Just think about it, it's google so you know their cloud is very secure to hold all your documentation or even your personal work. You can set up a Google account to access the cloud and your will never run out of space. At least I have not. Saving documentation so you can access it from anywhere. All you have to do is sign into your Google account.

Cons: Once in a great while the cloud takes a while to load. However, this could be on my end but I'm not quite sure.

Overall: I use google cloud to store most if not all of my documentation for you paperwork at my job. It is easy to navigate though saved documents.

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.

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
Value for Money

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.

The Best Value

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

Love the Storage of Google

May 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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 is Great

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use Google Appengine and Google Cloud SQL. I like that once setup I don't have to think about scaling my app at all and don't realy have to think about infrastructure. I can focus on developing my actual software code.

Cons: AppEngine can be a little tricky to setup whether you are on the Standard environment (limited libraries but faster deploys and cheaper) or the Flexible environment (totally infinite environment since you package everything up into a docker container, slower to deploy, more expensive) but once you do your infrastructure is done.

Overall: It's been great, I have been on AppEngine standard environment for over 6 years with one of my services and am very pleased.

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Google Cloud Platform just works!

Jul 05, 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: 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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A cloud platform that with tons of options for you

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The standard platform of Google Cloud, which is PAAS, has free tier which is perfect for starting your own website. It scales automatically so developers dont have to worry about sudden spike on the website. The flexible runtime has tons of options ranging from linux to microsoft server, the pricing is almost as cheap as AWS. It's good to use when you want more control of the system.

Cons: The pricing model could get complicated really fast, the learning curve on the PAAS side is a bit harder when you're new to programming.

Overall: I have been using this product for years and earning small adsense dollars while not paying anything for my server.

A WELL-INTEGRATED SOFTWARE; GOOGLE PROVIDES EVERYTHING WITH CLASS AND EASE

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There are many cloud storage available in the market but Google services are the most trusted by our company and every employee we have. I have been using Google for storage for a long time and it has not failed me. I have tried other cloud storage software, but Google layouts have always been great and simple. It always looks clean and well-organized.

Cons: Their billing process is somehow silent in a way that you might not realize how much your billing estimates have increased just by adding a few storage or other features. It would be best for future updates to include email notifications for additional payments.

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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 café 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 good cloud platform from the global giant of the IT industry

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Conveniently, all services from Google are immediately available, as soon as you log into the system. That is, there is no need to create any separate accounts, remember passwords, etc. Here our company stores information, access to which is provided to different employees and customers, it is very convenient when files are stored in one place, are securely protected and one can not worry that someone outsiders will get access to them.

Cons: A few days ago our company passed the account for using the Google Cloud Platform. Our specialists say that they set a limit of $ 500, but the amount is several times larger in the account. It is also indicated that this is a payment for using the Google Maps API. We will understand what went wrong.

Great Cloud Storage

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use different storage software, given that our team needs more than one software for the hundreds of files, codes and other data we need to keep track of. One of the best storage we have ever came across is Google Cloud, it is flexible and catered our needs so far. Storage is so wide and it's also free which is amazing.

Many functions exist and are easily accessible and are readily available.

Cons: Finding different files is a little difficult, but so far, no other negative sides with Google Cloud. It is simply amazing. Only thing is I wish there was a search function for files.

A powerful platform specifically for Platform as a Service applications

Jul 03, 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: 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
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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 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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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
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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.

The best cloud storage there is

Sep 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: I love how easy it is to upload and download both mobile and desktop. I have backed up countless files on here for several years, and it is the only cloud storage I use after using the likes of dropbox, icloud, etc

Cons: I don't like that it was initially free and all of my files are on there, and now I have to pay. It is very cheap and extremely valuable so I'm OK with it generally, but I hate when something free becomes a forced buy because you're essentially trapped. However if there's one company I don't mind giving a couple bucks a month to, it is Google

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Google cloud is simply the standard

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

Reliability above all

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We implemented a cloud platform 2 years ago. It is important for us to keep documents in a safe place, since some of them are of great interest to many companies. Due to the presence of two-factor protection, we can not be afraid that information will leak into the network. This is a huge plus compared to other platforms.

Cons: There is a problem with displaying images in documents and displaying thumbnails on the previews. Most often, the problem is observed with large files, less often with small files.

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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
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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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.

Storing is easy

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing is sharing abilities in it, you can give whole access, partially or only viewable access to any of your associate. You are the admin of your data. There are many Google apps integrated with it so all your app data is also getting safely store.

Cons: The worst thing is that if you are using it only as to store your data than you have plenty of other cheap options in the market.

Overall: Fast, secure and really something cool. They give you option to store Unlimited photos and videos to a extent of resolution.

Amazing for picture sharing

Sep 11, 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 have a iphone, and one of the bummer things about Apple Products are there sometimes limited storage. And I take a lot of pictures. Google Cloud Storage is wonderful, because you can get a very large amount of data storage and it will automatically upload from you iphone to your storage when connected to wifi. So I never need to worry about checking my storage limits when I go to take a picture.

Cons: None really, however it is only effective on a strong wifi connection.

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.

overall pretty great

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

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.

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Best way to save your company data

Mar 06, 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: 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
Overall

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.

Ease of Use...

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is the most intuitive and easy cloud storage available. Always there as long as you have access to wifi. It easily allows you to download what you need to any device quickly.

Cons: Nothing other than you have this eerie feeling someone is always looking over your should... Google. You don't really worry about will it work, Google stuff just works. Just this big brother type of scenario feel.

Overall: When you take a pic, it automatically gets stored for easy retrieval.

I love the google platform because of who easy it is to share documents.

Jul 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: If I leave my flash drive at home, I can just use my password for google platform. I don't use a regular search engine for anything. Google is a must. I also love how google finds a way to incorporate the history of different cultures. It also has templates like Microsoft.

Cons: Google should be mandatory home page for everyone. The are really no cons about google. If they are aiming to be more like Microsoft, there is a chance that it can happen.

A wonderful product! Provides stable access to working and personal content always and everywhere

Jun 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a user of different operating systems (Windows, MacOS), I am pleased with the stability of this product on any of the platforms listed. User-friendly and simple interface allows you to quickly and without errors find the right file, download or share it without problems

Cons: In the course of many years of use, I found no critical minuses. I know that some of my colleagues do not have enough free storage space, but for me this is not a problem

Google Cloud Storage for peace of mind

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple, safe, quick to upload and store my data, efficient.

Cons: I use this on a very frequent basis and can honeslty say i find the softwre great and vital to my business

Overall: As a software developer , who has been robbed of TWO computers in the last 3 months, I can attest to the absolute necesity of backing up my data daily. My back ups have backups! Google saved my bacon , I would have lost data of some very big projects we are working on which would have been a huge setback. You have to use a tool like this for peace of mind.

(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
Value for Money
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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.

Not a Fan of the Google Could Platform

Oct 06, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Create my account!

Nov 01, 2016
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: 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.

best thing since sliced bread

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I am a forgetful person at times, especially when it came to printing homework assignments in college. This cloud storage saved my life on multiple occasions, and kept me from a 30 minute commute back home. I pull things from the cloud daily and don't know how I ever lived without it.

Cons: Not many cons with this one, it could be a little easier to transfer files from one file type to the next, but that is a small fix.

Scalable, fast and well designed. Highly recommended!

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Above all, besides functionality, the documentation and configuration settings are what set Google apart. I have experience using AWS as well, and while I like both, Google's documentation makes specific use cases easier to implement.

Storage options are incredibly customization and dependable. Gone are the days of inefficient and costly local set ups that require physical infrastructure or slow APIs. Considering large organizations use Google Cloud (Spotify, among others) having the availability proven with huge enterprises makes me feel confident about how and where our projects grow.

It easily integrates with a code base of Javascript, Node, among others, as it is implemented for us. I'd highly recommend considering Google Cloud Storage for large-scale, or small-scale projects.

Cons: Nothing. The entire implementation was seamless and very easy to use. I have had no problems scaling cloud storage and modifying its features.

Overall: Integrating the API into applications has been very easy and the fact that the storage scales to my needs saves a lot of time.

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
Value for Money
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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.

Storage and database powerhouse

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Whether you're a small scale or a large scale player, they can provide and you can benefit from the program. Organizing your database is just as important as taking care of the product and the brand. you can do that and more with the google cloud platform. It will give you peace of mind since it's a product of google. we all know how much time and effort they dedicate to any info tech they releases.

I saw an advertisement that offers a 12 month free use. I'm not sure if the program we're using is the free trial, but non the less it gets the job done in a full scale fashion.

Cons: I haven't used it long enough to encounter any issues or it has no issues at all. I've used a lot of google product and that is not unheard of. I just hope that there will be no data damage or loss in the event that our free trial is done and we switch to the full version.

Most convenient cloud storage

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that there is ease of access where I can upload and download things from my PC and my phone in a short amount of time. It's easy to organize and I have a ton of stuff on there. I also love that you can easily collaborate with others and work together to add things to folders if you're working on a team project.

Cons: I don't like the limited amount of space that comes with a free account.