Google Cloud Storage Reviews, Pricing, and Ratings

Learn about Google Cloud Storage’s cloud storage service for businesses. Includes info on Google Cloud Storage, free trials, pricing, customer reviews and FAQs.

Updated on February 28th, 2019

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Google Cloud Storage is a cloud storage platform for businesses. Google Cloud Storage solutions include Block storage for VM, cloud storage for Firebase, Cloud Filestore and Drive Enterprise. Businesses can use Google Cloud Storage to manage databases securely.

Google Cloud Storage Pricing:

Google Cloud Storage offers the first 10 GB of storage free after which the rate is $0.02 per GB on active storage and $0.01 per GB on long-term storage. For a comprehensive list of Google Cloud Storage’s plans and prices, you can click here.

Google Cloud Storage Reviews
Google Cloud Storage Review:

Pros: Great uploading and downloading capabilities, and a fantastic ability to sync data.

Cons: The user interface could do with some improvement as it is difficult to navigate in the beginning.

Bottomline: Awesome platform to facilitate secure cloud storage.

Google Cloud Storage Key Information:

Founders

Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google)

Year Founded

1998

Headquarters

Mountain View, CA

CEO

Sundar Pichai (Google)

Number of Employees

85,050

Phone

1 (855) 486-4299

Address

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

Website

https://cloud.google.com/products/storage/

Google Cloud Storage FAQs:

What is Google Cloud Storage price range?

Google Cloud Storage offers the first 10 GB of storage free after which the rate is $0.02 per GB on active storage and $0.01 per GB on long-term storage. For a comprehensive list of Google Cloud Storage’s plans and prices, you can click here

Is there a Google Cloud Storage free trial?

Yes, a free trial is available here. Upon signing up for the free trial, you will receive a credit of $300. Your free trial will expire on the earlier of (i) once your usage exceeds $300 or (ii) 12 months from the free trial start date. You will be required to furnish your personal, business and credit card details. You will not be charged for additional services after the trial period unless you manually subscribe for paid services.

Where can I find the Google Cloud Storage login?

You can go to www.cloud.google.com/products/storage/ and “Login” at the top right corner of the web page.

What are some Google Cloud Storage alternatives?

Google Cloud Storage Reviews:

Source

Review

sylverstream - reddit.com

The advantage of being able to access the data all the time with Drive has made me decide to go for Drive.

madrox - news.ycombinator.com

Google Cloud has come a LONG way, and one of the biggest reasons we continue to invest in it is they keep improving based on feedback. Their product team is very engaged. Their IAM additions, improved load balancing, and additional availability zones have been huge for us.

penland - news.ycombinator.com

I've been jumping between AWS and Google Cloud ( with a bit of Digital Ocean sprinkled in ) for the last several years. I chose Google as our cloud platform when we founded our company last August. I could War and Peace a bunch of things but that article does a very nice job in the details. Instead, I'll give a one liner:AWS is to Linux as Google Cloud is to FreeBSD. "Rock solid performance and everything is exactly where you think it should be."

luryus - news.ycombinator.com

I've used GCP extensively for more than a year now and I still get confused about the different storage services way too often.

flatlander_ - reddit.com

My company has been running on GCP for the past 18 months and our experience has been pretty much exactly as described. I would move "getting booted by the algorithm" into the Ugly section -- we've been booted twice, both clearly due to account management bugs on Google's side. It's absolute nonsense that Google doesn't take this issue more seriously, given how much bad press it's generated for them, and how materially impactful it is for customers trying to run a business. Try getting good sleep at night again after this happens to you.Also agree that stackdriver is trash along every possible dimension (feature set, reliability, pricing) and totally unusable. If you're using GCP you must use something else. Datadog has a nice integration that we've gotten along well with.The crazy thing about GCP is that some of the cloud products are so awesome that they make you think twice before leaving the platform. The article doesn't really mention BigQuery, which is basically a silver bullet for most of your run of the mill data processing needs. Our experience using GKE has also been amazing -- it's made us super productive, to the point that we've not needed to hire as much as we expected in infrastructure roles.