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Google Cloud Storage Room for Improvement

Data & AI expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Comparing to Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft Azure is much better and they have more experience than Google. The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.

I would love to use Amazon S3 as it's more user-friendly and the SDK is better. It's easy to let the developer implement it, whereas Google Cloud Storage is hard for the developer to use. The SDK is quite complicated.

The security could always be better.

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PMO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

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. 

I'd also like it to be more clear in terms of who is accessing the files and when. I'd like to know if and when someone downloads something or if a file has been manipulated, and who has accessed or changed it, in order to protect our company's most sensitive information.

In my domain, you receive a lot of mail and a lot of publicity marketing and you need to trash them. I don't. One month ago, they told me that I have the maximum allowed storage and I would have to make space in my database. I don't have time to do that. Now, I check my email every day and I trash all things not necessary, and I'm not putting photos in it. I don't know why my database is already full. If you don't keep on top of deleting items and wait until it's almost full, it's so hard to go back and delete so much content.

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Lead DevOps Engineer at Etisalat

Google Cloud Storage could be improved if they provided more free storage for free accounts. 

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Principle Data Engineer at Spring ML

There was one complicated use case at a previous firm, two years ago. If you didn't name it, but sequentially named it, and you saved your files over a day, and it's a sequence, there would be some inefficiency with the cachets. If you are trying to retrieve large blocks of files, there was a problem with the cache, it was inefficient.

There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing.

Creating a hierarchy can be a little difficult, and obtuse to deal with, but it is something that is workable for a good engineer.

There is no learning curve as compared to other solutions.

 I would like to see some assistance in establishing a hierarchy.

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PPM Services Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It would be beneficial to manage duplicated documents better. For example, when conducting a search, it would be useful to indicate when files are the same or duplicate. You could have the same files in different folders and therefore if you are given a choice to decide what to do, that would be a nice feature. You could either delete or merge them. 

Also, it would be nice to have the possibility to convert video files that you have stored, compress them and store them in different formats. If I had a huge 3-5GB video file and I had the option to convert this to MP3 and compress it that would greatly reduce the file size that is being stored in the cloud.

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Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

I think improvements can be made from a storage perspective and a cost perspective. We're currently working on the application modernization and I think that the integration section of Google and the cloud could be simplified. Integration across various applications isn't always successful.

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Associate Software Development Engineer at Publicis Sapient

Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity. 

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Consultant IBM Maximo at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I'm not sure if there are any improvements necessary. For my purposes, it works very well.

The solution should improve its security and accountability.

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Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate

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 different kinds of tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

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It would be good to have more storage space.

The user interface could be more intuitive.

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Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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IT Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

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

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Server Administrator Coordinator at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees

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.

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CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Having more storage space would be an improvement.

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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

I would like more storage available.

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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I would like to see better pricing.

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Assistant Professor at a university with 51-200 employees

The solution should offer more free storage. 

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Machine Learning Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Information Technology Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better.

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Board Member at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.

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DevOps Engineer at Integrity

The solution should have two factor authentication.

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