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Top 20
Easy to use and makes our information accessible to everybody in the company

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ease and accessibility of information.

What needs improvement?

It would be good to have more storage space. The user interface could be more intuitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Cloud Storage for a few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud Storage is stable, although, on two occasions, all of the privileges were lost on one or more of our folders. We did not lose any data but it required that we reconfigure. Nobody here had made any changes, and just instantly we saw that we did not have access to one or more of the folders.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm not sure about the scalability because if we want more…

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ease and accessibility of information.

What needs improvement?

It would be good to have more storage space.

The user interface could be more intuitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Cloud Storage for a few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud Storage is stable, although, on two occasions, all of the privileges were lost on one or more of our folders. We did not lose any data but it required that we reconfigure. Nobody here had made any changes, and just instantly we saw that we did not have access to one or more of the folders.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm not sure about the scalability because if we want more storage then we have to pay for that. We may have to subscribe to another package, but I believe that it's quite easily scalable.

There are six people in my office who use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have never had to make a request for support.

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

Better pricing would be helpful.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution and I would recommend it to others. However, better pricing or more storage would be an improvement.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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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Program Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Effective background operation, free to use, and stable
Pros and Cons
  • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    Whenever we take pictures on the mobile, it sends the file to Google Cloud Storage since it's linked to the Gmail account. 

    What is most valuable?

    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. 

    I have been able to retrieve files I have stored on Google Cloud Storage from ten years ago.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for approximately two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    If you are using Android and a Gmail account Google Cloud Storage is used by default. Many people are using this service and might not know.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have not had an issue contacting support.

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

    The solution is free unless you want to increase the GB data allowance. There is a cost if you want to increase the size of storage space which is expensive.

    What other advice do I have?

    When I use the solution I do not check it to see if it is backing up my information. However, I have retrieved files from it from years ago.

    I would recommend this solution to others.

    I rate Google Cloud Storage a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Provides limited storage for free

    What is our primary use case?

    My primary use case is to meet my personal storage needs. I don't use it much because, for free, it provides a limited amount of storage. 

    What is most valuable?

    I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues. 

    What needs improvement?

    This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage since it first became available to users. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Google Cloud is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I'm not aware of any scalability challenges because I'm using the private version. 

    How are customer service and support?

    I have…

    What is our primary use case?

    My primary use case is to meet my personal storage needs. I don't use it much because, for free, it provides a limited amount of storage. 

    What is most valuable?

    I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues. 

    What needs improvement?

    This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage since it first became available to users. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Google Cloud is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I'm not aware of any scalability challenges because I'm using the private version. 

    How are customer service and support?

    I have never contacted Google's technical support. 

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

    I also use OneDrive from Microsoft. 

    How was the initial setup?

    Since this is a cloud-based solution, there is no installation. 

    What about the implementation team?

    I implemented myself. 

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

    It provides a very limited amount of storage because it's free. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate Google Cloud a nine out of ten. I would recommend this because I have more than enough personal storage and there are no security issues that I'm aware of. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Ben Ndunda
    IT Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5
    Useful for sending large files and the always-on backup feature

    What is our primary use case?

    I use Google Cloud Storage for backups and sending files, especially large files.  This solution is cloud-based, so it's always updated to the latest version. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that the backup feature is always on. 

    What needs improvement?

    The storage could be improved to manage it a bit better. Google Cloud Storage could be more secure, but the security features are okay. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for about nine years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This solution is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    This solution is scalable. There are about 300 people using Google…

    What is our primary use case?

    I use Google Cloud Storage for backups and sending files, especially large files. 

    This solution is cloud-based, so it's always updated to the latest version. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that the backup feature is always on. 

    What needs improvement?

    The storage could be improved to manage it a bit better. Google Cloud Storage could be more secure, but the security features are okay. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for about nine years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This solution is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    This solution is scalable. There are about 300 people using Google Cloud Storage in my organization. 

    How are customer service and support?

    I have never contacted Google's technical support. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation is pretty straightforward. I installed it myself, and it took roughly 30 minutes.

    What about the implementation team?

    I implemented this solution myself. 

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

    For licensing, I pay yearly. The pricing is fine. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate Google Cloud Storage a 10 out of 10, and I would recommend it to others. 

    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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    Server Administrator Coordinator at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Stable, feature-rich, and easy to use

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using Google Cloud in our school for our email system, and our file sharing system as well. We use all of the Google products in our schools, such as Google mail, Google Drive, Google Meet, and Google Hangouts.

    What is most valuable?

    It's easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    Google Meet is missing the features needed to control the machines. Google Meet allows you to share the screen but not to control the device itself. It would be better to be able to control it. They need more enhancements in the security features.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for more than ten years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Google Cloud Storage is a stable product.

    What do I think

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using Google Cloud in our school for our email system, and our file sharing system as well.

    We use all of the Google products in our schools, such as Google mail, Google Drive, Google Meet, and Google Hangouts.

    What is most valuable?

    It's easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    Google Meet is missing the features needed to control the machines.

    Google Meet allows you to share the screen but not to control the device itself. It would be better to be able to control it.

    They need more enhancements in the security features.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for more than ten years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Google Cloud Storage is a stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The entire school is using this product and we plan to continue using it.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have not contacted technical support. My colleague handles this area.

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

    Previously, we were using a local file server with the Exchange email system.

    What other advice do I have?

    I can recommend this product to others who are interested in using it.

    I would rate Google Cloud Storage a ten 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
    Stable, easy and convenient to use

    What is our primary use case?

    I use this product for information and data storage.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.

    What needs improvement?

    Having more storage space would be an improvement.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It appears to be scalable, and I haven't had any problem in that respect. We have between 40 and 50 users in the company. We don't have plans to increase usage at this time, although we may do so if we need to store more information.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have not had experience…

    What is our primary use case?

    I use this product for information and data storage.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.

    What needs improvement?

    Having more storage space would be an improvement.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It appears to be scalable, and I haven't had any problem in that respect. We have between 40 and 50 users in the company. We don't have plans to increase usage at this time, although we may do so if we need to store more information.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have not had experience with technical support for this product.

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

    We did not use another cloud-based storage product prior to this one.

    What other advice do I have?

    This is a good product, it is convenient to use, and I recommend it.

    I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

    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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    Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Easy to use, stable, and flexible

    What is our primary use case?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage to store photos.

    What is most valuable?

    One of the most valuable features of the solution is its ease of use.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for a couple of weeks.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I have found the solution to be stable.

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

    I have previously used Dropbox.

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is flexible, there is an installation that you can do on your mobile phone and there is also a PC install, but I am using the web browser instead.

    What's my

    What is our primary use case?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage to store photos.

    What is most valuable?

    One of the most valuable features of the solution is its ease of use.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for a couple of weeks.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I have found the solution to be stable.

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

    I have previously used Dropbox.

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is flexible, there is an installation that you can do on your mobile phone and there is also a PC install, but I am using the web browser instead.

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

    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. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others.

    I rate Google Cloud Storage a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    ZelalemGedefie
    Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Secure, protects your data, stable, and scalable

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution to access data. We also use it to protect our data. I use Google Cloud Storage for my personal use.

    What is most valuable?

    We can access our data from everywhere. It's a secure solution. It's a great solution for protecting our data. It's easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    I would like more storage available.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for more than three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We don't have any issues with the stability of Google Cloud Storage.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Google Cloud Storage is a scalable solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have never contacted…

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution to access data. We also use it to protect our data.

    I use Google Cloud Storage for my personal use.

    What is most valuable?

    We can access our data from everywhere.

    It's a secure solution.

    It's a great solution for protecting our data.

    It's easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    I would like more storage available.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Google Cloud Storage for more than three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We don't have any issues with the stability of Google Cloud Storage.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Google Cloud Storage is a scalable solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have never contacted technical support.

    How was the initial setup?

    It's a cloud-based solution, there is not installation required.

    What other advice do I have?

    It provides you with many options or choices. It is a very useful solution that I would recommend to others who are interested in using it.

    I would rate Google Cloud Storage an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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