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Abdulla Pathan
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to learn, stable, and auto-scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward."
  • "They need to improve the costing for predictive analytics, which is mainly related to the tools that come with AI. They also need to improve the BigQuery cost optimization and the visualization."

What is our primary use case?

We build solutions based on the Google platform. We don't create solutions for ourselves. We create them for our customers.

We are using it specifically for our machine learning and data analytics. We are building our data solutions by using Google Cloud services. We are building the analytics dashboards and coming out with predictive analytics for education.

What is most valuable?

It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward.

What needs improvement?

They need to improve the costing for predictive analytics, which is mainly related to the tools that come with AI. They also need to improve the BigQuery cost optimization and the visualization.

Their support could be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is auto-scalable. We have around 30 to 40 associates on this.

At the moment, we have around three customers who are using this particular product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their tech support is not so great. It takes more than 48 hours to get a response from the Google team. Their support could be faster.

How was the initial setup?

It is a cloud-based solution, so there is no installation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage.

What other advice do I have?

We are getting into a partnership with Google very soon. Almost our whole organization will be a Google partner. We recommend Google for every educational institution.

I would rate Google Cloud a nine out of 10.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Big Data Architect at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
A user-friendly fully managed cloud computing solution
Pros and Cons
  • "The most useful feature of Google Cloud is that it's basically completely managed or fully managed. There is no administration or maintenance needed from the user, and it's very simple to use."
  • "Workload management could be better. Their pricing could also be more flexible."

What is our primary use case?

We use Google Cloud as a data warehouse. We build modern data warehouses on the cloud mainly for reporting and business analytics needs.

What is most valuable?

The most useful feature of Google Cloud is that it's basically completely managed or fully managed. There is no administration or maintenance needed from the user, and it's very simple to use.

What needs improvement?

Workload management could be better. Their pricing could also be more flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Cloud for about two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud is pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud is highly scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

As it's a fully managed serverless service, there is no setup needed.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise potential users to first try it out and see whether the pricing model meets their requirements.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Google Cloud an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Google
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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Iris Boers
Business owner at Boers PR + Marketing
Real User
Top 20
Great cloud source for document sharing

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for cloud storage but I also use it for sharing documents with people who don't use Office 365. In my case, it's mainly for personal use and less for business. I'm a customer of Google Cloud. 

What is most valuable?

The storage is good and I think it's a good cloud source. I can access information from any client and from any device. It's convenient.

What needs improvement?

There are occasionally things which are inconvenient. For example, uploading pictures or files then requires you to transfer to a different folder. Maybe there's a way to choose where a document is uploaded to and that can be done directly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Cloud for a couple of years. 

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What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for cloud storage but I also use it for sharing documents with people who don't use Office 365. In my case, it's mainly for personal use and less for business. I'm a customer of Google Cloud. 

What is most valuable?

The storage is good and I think it's a good cloud source. I can access information from any client and from any device. It's convenient.

What needs improvement?

There are occasionally things which are inconvenient. For example, uploading pictures or files then requires you to transfer to a different folder. Maybe there's a way to choose where a document is uploaded to and that can be done directly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Cloud for a couple of years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The online documentation is very good and if I need help, I go to wiki and get a decent explanation. I've never been directly in touch with support. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is paid on a monthly basis and I think the cost is reasonable. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Google
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SAP Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to use, stable, and works well for document sharing

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for saving and sharing documents.

What is most valuable?

It is very easy. I like that it is simple to use.

What needs improvement?

It could have a reporting tool included.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Google Cloud for seven years. Because it's a cloud-based solution, we are always using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution. I don't have any issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud is a scalable product. I plan to continue using this solution. So far, I am satisfied with it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for saving and sharing documents.

What is most valuable?

It is very easy. I like that it is simple to use.

What needs improvement?

It could have a reporting tool included.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Google Cloud for seven years.

Because it's a cloud-based solution, we are always using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution. I don't have any issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud is a scalable product.

I plan to continue using this solution. So far, I am satisfied with it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support because I have not experienced any issues.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I use Google Docs for my personal use.

How was the initial setup?

As it is a cloud-based solution, there is no installation required.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Google Cloud an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Is convenient, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use it for storage and sorting our company documents.

What is most valuable?

I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.

What needs improvement?

I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved. It would be good to have fewer notifications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Cloud for approximately five to six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable, but from time to time it requests some notifications. In general, it's a good product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud is scalable. We…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for storage and sorting our company documents.

What is most valuable?

I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.

What needs improvement?

I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved.

It would be good to have fewer notifications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Cloud for approximately five to six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable, but from time to time it requests some notifications. In general, it's a good product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud is scalable. We have more than 100 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been fine. We have not had any problems with it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Google Cloud and rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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DirectorManaging Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Has an easy deployment and offers complementary features
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is fairly easy to deploy."
  • "My only concern is that a number of the offerings are built on their own proprietary technologies which means means that, with respect to the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

What is most valuable?

The solution is fairly easy to deploy. There is no need to manage the underlying infrastructure, where all the details of load balancing deployment and version management are managed by the system itself.

Google Cloud offerings have a number of features which complement each other to provide very solid cloud feature sets. Google Cloud makes available many products and a person can build whatever he desires. A solution can always be found for anything one needs. 

What needs improvement?

My only concern is that a number of the offerings are built on their own proprietary technologies. This means that, with respect to the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Cloud for several years, three or four. 

What other advice do I have?

We have employed every type of deployment, five of the applications being deployed on private clouds, others - both Google and Microsoft - being publicly deployed. We have a bit of everything. 

I limit my rating of Google Cloud to an eight out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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MinSung Kyung
Director at In-Soft
Real User
Top 20
The solution is simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer

What is our primary use case?

I develop multi-cloud solutions. I'm a customer of Google and a team manager.

What is most valuable?

The solution is simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer. It's also reasonably priced. 

What needs improvement?

I think Google Cloud could provide more services. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

Google Cloud is a very good product but I think AWS is better.  I would rate this solution 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

What is our primary use case?

I develop multi-cloud solutions. I'm a customer of Google and a team manager.

What is most valuable?

The solution is simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer. It's also reasonably priced. 

What needs improvement?

I think Google Cloud could provide more services. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

Google Cloud is a very good product but I think AWS is better. 

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Iryna Ivashenko
CMO at ESCC
Real User
Top 10
Stable, scalable, and easy to use

What is our primary use case?

I use it for documentation.

What is most valuable?

I like the simple features that allow me to share documents with others. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. It is easy to use as well.

What needs improvement?

The privacy could be improved so that it is more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for five years. It's a cloud-based solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Google Cloud and rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

What is our primary use case?

I use it for documentation.

What is most valuable?

I like the simple features that allow me to share documents with others.

Google Cloud is also stable and scalable.

It is easy to use as well.

What needs improvement?

The privacy could be improved so that it is more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for five years. It's a cloud-based solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Google Cloud and rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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