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Ben Ndunda - PeerSpot reviewer
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. 

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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 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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Dilip Telang - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Talent Acquisition & Staffing at Conduent (formerly Xerox Services)
Real User
Top 5
Reliable, accessible, and allows for an ease of operations

What is our primary use case?

The solution is only used for the storage and filing of personal items and documents.

What is most valuable?

The ease of operations is great. It makes everything easily accessible.

It’s very stable.

The stability is good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could always be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I’ve been using the solution for the last couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. It’s reliable. It doesn’t crash or freeze. There are no bugs or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If a company needs to scale the solution, it can do so.

I just use it for personal use. I do not have plans to scale.

How are customer service and support?

I’ve never used technical support. I can’t speak to how helpful they would be.

How was the initial setup?

There is no real installation required as the entire solution operates on the cloud.

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

I don’t have any information in regards to licensing.

What other advice do I have?

I’d recommend the solution to other users.

I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Senior Strategic Planning Specialist at PT Danareksa (Persero)
Real User
Easy-to-use storage solution and you don't have to be savvy or learn about it in advance to use it

What is our primary use case?

We use it mostly for document storage and rarely for document sharing. 

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to store documents when our internal data storage is insufficient. 

What is most valuable?

The best feature is the ease of use. You don't have to be savvy or learn about it in advance to use it. 

What needs improvement?

It could be made even more secure and allow for more storage. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using it two to three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and fast with reliable internet connection. 

How are customer service and support?

I haven't had any problems, so haven't had a need to contact them. 

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

We used internal storage but space was limited. 

How was the initial setup?

We really didn't even need to learn using the videos, it is very easy to use. 

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate it a nine because of ease of use. 

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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Consultant - Partner at Freelancium s.a.r.
Real User
Top 5
Ensures your documents and photographs are accessible anywhere
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that I can link with my PC."
  • "The solution is good, however, it would benefit from increased storage without the additional cost."

What is our primary use case?

Before I joined the bank, I was working as a consultant. All my documents are on the cloud so that they are available to me from any location. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that I can link it with my PC. Everything syncs locally. Because they are on the cloud, I can access them from any device at any time. This includes my mobile. 

What needs improvement?

The solution is good, however, it would benefit from increased storage without the additional cost.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Cloud Storage for more than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and secure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud Storage is scalable. Currently, my wife and I are using it for our personal needs.

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

The purpose of Google Storage is to sell it. The product is subscription-based. When you pay, you will get more storage.

What other advice do I have?

Anyone looking at using Google Cloud Storage should go ahead and implement the solution. Overall, I rate Google Cloud Storage a nine out of 10.

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 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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AndreyRogov - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Konus
Real User
Top 5
Useful, quick, stable, and good for file sharing

What is our primary use case?

We use Google Cloud Storage for sharing files between users.

What is most valuable?

What I like most about Google Cloud Storage is that it's very stable, very quick, and very useful.

What needs improvement?

What would make Google Cloud Storage better is if it provided more storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using Google Cloud Storage for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Cloud Storage is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Cloud Storage is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and support?

We don't use the technical support for Google Cloud Storage.

How was the initial setup?

There's no installation needed for Google Cloud Storage.

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

We don't pay for a Google Cloud Storage subscription.

What other advice do I have?

All people in my company, a total of five, use Google Cloud Storage.

My company has plans of increasing the number of users of the solution.

I would recommend Google Cloud Storage to other people.

My rating for Google Cloud Storage is a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Gurpreet_Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud transformation & migration manager at Accenture company
Real User
Top 20
Allows you to access your data from anywhere and from any device

What is our primary use case?

Cloud Storage allows you to access your data from anywhere, from any device, at any time, and you don't have to worry about backup hardware failure because the cloud keeps multiple copies. I'm using this solution for personal use.

What is most valuable?

It's very practical and reliable.

What needs improvement?

There's a limited amount of storage, so we need to be cautious because it costs more for more storage. I would like the storage to be less expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for almost two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable. You can ask for more storage if you need it.

How was the initial setup?

You can access the solution on the internet or you can install the client to access it. Installation is very simple.

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

I pay for a monthly subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution 9 out of 10. 

I would recommend Cloud Storage for those who want to start using it.

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