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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Google Cloud?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Google Cloud.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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20 Answers
UchechiSylvanus - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead, Process Improvement & RPA at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
16 August 22

The product could be improved by expanding the initial storage space available.

Dimitar Alexov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
27 July 22

The cost could be lowered. The analytics could be improved. The analytics that they have are very focused. It serves Google and not really the client. There needs to be some kind of ratio between the purpose of the service, how much of this service is for the client and how much is for the provider. Google is getting more value from the analytics services than the client.

IsuruPonnamperuma - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Top 20
19 May 22

Cloud vendors can't afford to have data centers all across the world because of the economics of scale and the size of markets. That is one reason that some customers don't get onto the cloud. Another issue is the applicability of local language data capturing mechanisms, which are more advanced on cloud service providers, but still there is room to grow. Also, their hybrid version isn't available in all markets worldwide, so I'm hoping that it will be released globally soon.

NASSER ALY - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Chief Specialist Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
27 April 22

Microsoft's solution is more common, Google Cloud could improve by being more compatible with different platforms or entities.

Octavian Enache - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Officer at TBI Bank
Real User
Top 5
25 April 22

From my point of view, the security features could be improved.

Nisar Tak - PeerSpot reviewer
Head IT Infrastructure at JSW
Real User
Top 5
25 April 22

The storage available for this solution could be improved, especially compared to a solution like Microsoft which offers 1 TB of storage. Google cloud offers only 30 GB.

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JuanGonzalez5 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Services Consultant at Evolutio
Top 20
07 April 22

The Spanish version is in beta. It needs to be farther along. We'd like the solution to be smaller and lighter. It could be simpler. We'd like for some better integration from TerraForm.

Andrew Wandera - PeerSpot reviewer
Legal Associate at Amber Solicitors and Advocates
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
06 April 22

I don't have any problems using the solution. It's been problem-free for the most part. The product could always be a little bit less expensive.

Swapnil Dhatrak - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Development Analyst at Accenture
Real User
Top 20
22 December 21

Google Cloud would benefit from more detailed practical hands-on training especially in your mother tongue, not just English.

DirectorManaging Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
07 November 21

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.

Abdulla Pathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
11 August 21

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.

Iryna Ivashenko - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 10
15 July 21

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

SAP Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
22 June 21

It could have a reporting tool included.

CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
28 May 21

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.

IT Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Top 20
01 March 21

The solution has been good overall. I can't recall having any features missing. The solution could be less expensive. It may be helpful to go through some training in order to get comfortable with the product. The user interface could be a bit better. I've done a few deployments following the tutorial, and afterward, I'm not quite sure what exactly I've done. I just follow the instructions and just finish the command prompt and then it looks like it's working - but why, and how? I'm not quite sure. I want to understand fundamentally what I've done. If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes.

CTO at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
22 October 20

Monitoring and usage reporting could be improved. For example, they don't provide the CPU primary memory usage report. They do provide a CPU usage report, but not the memory. This is something that is critical for people interested in monitoring because if you are burdening the machine then you want the option of providing more RAM. There is no graph or monitoring in the console; if it is there then I haven't found it, so it is something that takes extra time to figure out. Google does not provide free support and at the least, email support should be available. I am not asking for free chat or telephone support, but given that we are paying to use the machine, email support should be included. The alerts are somewhat cryptic and do not say much about what is going on.

MinSung Kyung - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at In-Soft
Real User
Top 20
06 October 20

I think Google Cloud could provide more services.

Senior Solutions Expert at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
02 August 20

Every once in a while I have trouble accessing it, but I don't know if that's a function of the Cloud, the way the Cloud is set up, or it's just something on my browser. Stability could be improved in terms of the Cloud in general administration. It's frustrating when companies have to deal with Cloud Administration. Change configuration management is an issue. I can envision customer companies that are Cloud-enabled where their biggest problem is having to keep up with the changes and managing it. The API is constantly evolving. IP addresses are constantly changing and it's hard to keep up with all of those changes. Typically it is being administered through IT organizations, although they have no visibility. If you engage in a security solution through a cloud provider, you have no view, it's all faith, trust, and hope. How do you reconcile the two, to provide the visibility, do it seamlessly, and make it easy to use? If they could include a popup section where all of the new updates are. That would be helpful. I don't have the experience or intelligence to know what it is that they are showing, or where I can get that I might need, which would make a feature like this important. It would like it if upon starting the browser, it tells you that it is out of date and asks if you would like to update. That would lead customers to take the optimal path as opposed to having to figure it out themselves.

Ruven Naidoo - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Developer Team Lead at Dilowa
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
14 June 20

The analytics could be improved. I need to be able to give them to the client. It is there, but you have to go to Google Cloud to see it. I want it added as a service so I can add it to the client-side and make it easily sharable with my clients. The management side for the database needs some work. Currently, you do everything from the app. It would be nice to have an interface where you can go in and maintain data and deal with records and do something online. Also the ability to migrate the database should be a bit easier. You can't just copy a database and make another duplicate. You have to do all that bit manually.

it_user1002609 - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager - SaaS at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
05 March 20

It is difficult to say what should be improved because, obviously, they have made some major improvements in the organization of how you do things — such as the way you set up a server. Google has made a lot of effort to try and catch up to the competition in the area of ease-of-use because that would have been my one complaint: that you have got to be quite technical to understand some of the ways that things are done. Azure and Heroku are number one in ease-of-use and they make it very easy. Google has done a lot of work to alleviate that objection and to catch up with Heroku and Azure. But the people that have the most to say about the ease-of-use would be the guys using it. For the developers we have, they like the power and the control that Google gives them. So I can not actually answer what exactly has to improve for developers to be more satisfied at this point because they seem quite satisfied with it already. I do not get any complaints from the guys. They are the ones using it every day and I do not use it on a daily basis so I really can not comment in that sense. I could say that it can be easier to use for people that do not have the same level of technical skills, but even that has improved a lot with their upgrade to the user documentation.

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