Google Cloud Storage vs Google Drive Enterprise comparison

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We performed a comparison between Google Cloud Storage and Google Drive Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise Report (Updated: November 2022).
656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It’s very stable.""Access your files from anywhere, no installation necessary""The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that I can link with my PC.""Google Cloud Storage is very convenient to use.""The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that the backup feature is always on.""I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues.""What I like most about Google Cloud Storage is that it's very stable, very quick, and very useful."

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"Google autosaves your work, which means you won't lose things.""Offers good storage.""Compared to other solutions such as Microsoft, this solution offers faster synchronization.""I also use OneDrive, but I prefer Google Drive because it's available on many platforms and devices, so it gives a wide variety for backups, especially on Android systems.""It is very easy to use. Everything is available on the cloud, which is what I like the most. So, when we require a document, we can download it at any time and in any of the formats.""The performance of this solution is fast because it is hosted by Google.""The stability of Google Drive Enterprise is good.""I have found the most valuable feature to be the Google Drive synchronization."

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Cons
"It was a little more complicated when compared to Apple.""While the solution seems to be secure, I worry that, with the cloud, there is a chance of hacking. It would be ideal if they could be more transparent about the processes they go through to keep our data secure in the cloud and on their systems.""It would be better to assign storage usage to different categories, because storage capacity is cumulative, if your Google album and email are both full, you will be unable to send or receive email.""Could be improved from a storage perspective and a cost perspective.""A lower cost, lower-end solution for a shared file system is missing.""Having more storage space would be an improvement.""I would like more storage available.""This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft."

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"Google should also make it simpler to manage rights and access for different users. I want to share one folder with some people and another with other groups. It's not easy to manage. You have to use Google's web interface to assign rights, but IBM Box lets you permissions directly on the Windows interface.""I have sometimes observed that when the data is very huge or there are so many rules, Google Sheets documents get stuck while uploading. It keeps on loading the document and gives an error. There should be an improvement in this aspect. It should be quick. Currently, we have to wait for a long time.""The desktop app could be improved, especially how it functions in the Windows environment.""I would like better security because I use Google Drive to store some personal documents, It would be nice if I could password protect some files.""The conversion of Microsoft Office documents into Google documents could be improved.""The product lacks customization.""Google Drive could offer more free storage.""If you have different accounts, you have to log out and log in to access the accounts. This could be improved by removing this requirement. The storage limit could also be increased."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is fine."
  • "It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription."
  • "I pay a yearly subscription fee."
  • "I am paying a yearly subscription fee."
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  • "There is a monthly fee that we pay for the use of this solution and the price is fair."
  • "It has a yearly license."
  • "I have evaluated Amazon AWS and IBM solutions. Amazon AWS has competitive prices for cloud storage and backups."
  • "The costs could be lower, but they are reasonable for the value they provide."
  • "Google is much cheaper than Microsoft."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "Google Drive's price is lower than competitors. I have two accounts, including one with Apple that I use to manage some pictures and contact. I use Apple Cloud for only this purpose. I use Google Drive for everything else. Compared to Google, the price of Dropbox is high and the solution isn't good."
  • "Google Drive is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
    Top Answer:The service could be improved if it could do more customization, because the model inside is pre-defined and there is no customization. I'd also like to see an extension of the packages because the… more »
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 29 in Cloud Storage
    Views
    5,913
    Comparisons
    4,868
    Reviews
    47
    Average Words per Review
    297
    Rating
    8.7
    8th
    out of 29 in Cloud Storage
    Views
    1,273
    Comparisons
    756
    Reviews
    36
    Average Words per Review
    372
    Rating
    8.4
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Drive Enterprise, Google Drive
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    Overview

    Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

    Drive Enterprise enables you to transform how your business stores, accesses, and secures files, all without extensive change management. Drive Enterprise is a standalone offering with usage-based pricing that includes all the features of Drive.

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    Sample Customers
    Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer12%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government13%
    Educational Organization11%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud Storage is ranked 2nd in Cloud Storage with 48 reviews while Google Drive Enterprise is ranked 8th in Cloud Storage with 38 reviews. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while Google Drive Enterprise is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Drive Enterprise writes "Feature-rich, easy to use, and has ample storage for file sharing and saving". Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage and Huawei FusionStorage, whereas Google Drive Enterprise is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Storj, Dropbox, Google Workspace and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. See our Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise report.

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