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2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Google Cloud?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Google Cloud, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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21 Answers
UchechiSylvanus - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead, Process Improvement & RPA at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-16T21:09:33Z
16 August 22

I rate this solution a ten out of ten. The solution is very good, but it can be improved by increasing the initial storage space.

Dimitar Alexov - PeerSpot reviewer
CDO at SGROUP
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-27T09:32:59Z
27 July 22

I'd recommend the solution to others. I'm a user myself. It's also very popular as an option in my country. I'd rate the solution five out of ten.

IsuruPonnamperuma - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-05-19T10:55:01Z
19 May 22

I rate Google Cloud 10 out of 10. People have limited knowledge of cloud solutions. My advice is that for those considering migration to the cloud is to evaluate the on-prem and cloud alternatives as much as possible because you can make wrong decisions if your perspective is limited.

CC
Head of .NET Department at Evozon Systems
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-28T08:46:11Z
28 April 22

I rate Google Cloud eight out of 10. It's not something I would recommend for everyone. It depends on the needs.

NASSER ALY - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Chief Specialist Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-27T08:21:00Z
27 April 22

I have always said that Google Cloud is better than Microsoft, but the common solution is Microsoft and with some of the compatibility issues with Google Cloud, we typically choose Microsoft. I rate Google Cloud a nine out of ten.

Octavian Enache - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Officer at TBI Bank
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-25T09:35:54Z
25 April 22

I have a monthly subscription for Google storage.

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Nisar Tak - PeerSpot reviewer
Head IT Infrastructure at JSW
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-25T09:35:13Z
25 April 22

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

JuanGonzalez5 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Services Consultant at Evolutio
Consultant
Top 20
2022-04-07T05:11:21Z
07 April 22

We're a consulting company and use the infrastructure created by the cloud itself. I would rate the solution a seven out of ten.

Andrew Wandera - PeerSpot reviewer
Legal Associate at Amber Solicitors and Advocates
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-06T13:22:45Z
06 April 22

I would recommend the solution to other potential users. I'd rate the product an eight out of ten. I've been mostly satisfied with the services so far.

Swapnil Dhatrak - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Development Analyst at Accenture
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-22T14:48:00Z
22 December 21

Prior to using Google Cloud, I was unaware of how it exactly worked. They provide you with all the information you need, including how it works, how it is structured, and how the tasks are done. I have already recommended Google Cloud to others because they will know how their files are transferred, how their security is maintained, and what exactly the servers do in the background. I would rate Google Cloud an 8 out of 10.

RS
DirectorManaging Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-07T09:43:29Z
07 November 21

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.

Abdulla Pathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-11T09:01:15Z
11 August 21

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.

Iryna Ivashenko - PeerSpot reviewer
CMO at ESCC
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-15T15:02:27Z
15 July 21

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

OB
SAP Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-22T09:20:02Z
22 June 21

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Google Cloud an eight out of ten.

IS
CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-28T14:02:00Z
28 May 21

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

TL
IT Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-03-01T08:03:17Z
01 March 21

I'm a Google partner. Overall, the solution has been pretty good and I don't really have any complaints to discuss. In general, on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at a nine.

JA
CTO at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-22T14:39:51Z
22 October 20

This is a good product, but I wouldn't immediately recommend it because there are a lot of options available. People have to choose based on their requirements and location. There is not much different, so people have to look at particular requirements, cost, and support. I agree that cost is a factor but support should also be considered because it is needed from time to time, and Google does not provide free support. Given that we are paying for the machine, we should have to pay for costly support in addition to that. This is a good product but I would like better monitoring, alerting, and reporting. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

MinSung Kyung - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at In-Soft
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-06T06:57:45Z
06 October 20

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

JL
Senior Solutions Expert at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-08-02T08:16:46Z
02 August 20

We provide private networks, what we call VPNs. It is the older, traditional VPN type service for our customers, which gives them security and performance metrics that you can't get from the internet. We have a gen engine that has that interface into the cloud providers including Google. We don't by services from Google, we are not even doing infrastructures, or platform as a service or software as a service. We are not using this solution in my organization. We have our own internal storage for security reasons, and predominantly, we use it in-house. We call it orange, it's flex storage. It's our intranet. We either use in-house or have exclusive arrangements with companies. The concept of the cloud is great, you have the scale, you have the financial model, metered pay as you go, those are great, but what's worse is that it's a black box. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Ruven Naidoo - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Developer Team Lead at Dilowa
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-06-14T08:03:14Z
14 June 20

We're just a customer. We don't have any special connection to the company in any way. Obviously, with Google, everything is the latest version. Google updates everything for you, so there isn't usually a time when we're on an "old version" of the solution. We use the solution on a daily basis. I would recommend Google Cloud. At the moment it's in third place, according to the standards. Right now it's ranked AWS, then Azure, then Google. Even though it's technically third, it's much better to use and it's a much better environment. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

it_user1002609 - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager - SaaS at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
05 March 20

The lesson I learned from adopting Google Cloud is that you should do more training before you commit to it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Google Cloud as an eight-out-of-ten. You can not have a perfect platform. There is always room for improvement and something to add. That rating is really because of the feedback I get from the team. I get good feedback from the guys. But it is not really fair of me to give any product a ten if I am not more intimate with it in daily use. I could just as well give it a one if I were totally ignorant of the product, but that would not mean anything.

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