Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

4.7/5 (1984 reviews)

Google Cloud Platform Overview

What is Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform is a modular-based platform providing multiple build and scale services to businesses of any size within any industry. It offers tools for document storage, data warehousing, security key enforcement, app creation, API management, AI and machine learning, live chat, and more.

With Google Cloud Platform, users can store large amounts of data in cloud storage and scalable data warehouses with built-in machine learning. Additionally, users have access to relational and non-relational databases for transactions, complex queries, streaming, offline sync, and more. The platform also includes data migration services such as data import for BigQuery, large scale network transfer of data, and a rackable storage server for large volumes of data.

Google Cloud Platform enables users to streamline management workflows with integrated management consoles, browser and mobile device compatibility, and cost optimization tools. The platform also includes a global fiber network, providing users with defense-in-depth network security and reliability. Additional networking features include content delivery, service tiers, telemetry, low-latency DNS serving, traffic management, load balancing, and a network intelligence center for network monitoring, verification, and optimization.

With Google Cloud Platform users can integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into pre-existing applications using custom or pre-trained modules, as well as gather insights derived from text, speech, video, and images. The platform offers natural language features for cloud translation from any language.

Google Cloud Platform Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Google Cloud Platform for pricing information.


Google Cloud Platform Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Screenshots

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Google Cloud Platform Reviews

Google Cloud Platform Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
1481

Very good
428

Average
65

Poor
6

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.4
96% recommended this app
Max P.

The Cloud Platform to build on for any startup.

I have worked at two startups now and both were started on EC2 and transitioning to GCP. The costs are almost 50% less at GCP than EC2 and the support at Google to get started is much greater than the massive AWS. The services and Vms are super easy to use and setup. And if your company is on Gsuite, then user management is great. Will always plan on deploying new programs and projects on GCP for foreseeable future.


Stiliyan S.

Good or not?

Complicated - really hard to handle things in there, but overall it was exactly as a normal cloud storage, where I kept my files.


Kenzo N.

Cloudy issues

I'm not that found of Google Cloud, though I am sold on everything else google. Maybe it's just me that hasn't taken the time to understand Cloud. I guess I'd like a more obvious customer service for this program.


Brandie C.

Invaluable, Can't work without it...

Google Cloud Storage is a fantastic tool that helps our team stay organized and efficient. We literally couldn't work without it. The fact that Google Suites apps are free is also a big plus for our ministry.


Nolan W.

The Gold Standard of Cloud Platforming

My overall experience with Google and their cloud platform has been, in a very real sense, life-changing.


Max P.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The Cloud Platform to build on for any startup.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 27/06/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked at two startups now and both were started on EC2 and transitioning to GCP. The costs are almost 50% less at GCP than EC2 and the support at Google to get started is much greater than the massive AWS. The services and Vms are super easy to use and setup. And if your company is on Gsuite, then user management is great. Will always plan on deploying new programs and projects on GCP for foreseeable future.

Pros

Google Cloud Platform is very easy to get started with compared to other clouds. There is free training videos and courses. The costs are among the lowest of all cloud platforms.

Cons

At the beginning compute resources ran out in datacenters that you were already in and using. Also, sometimes features are depreciated or changed to paying for. There is a few months notice on those but still an inconvenience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stiliyan S.
Industry: Design
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Good or not?

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Complicated - really hard to handle things in there, but overall it was exactly as a normal cloud storage, where I kept my files.

Pros

I am a little bit confused and hesitate a little as well. I know that a lot of famous and big companies use Google Cloud Storage, such as Twitter, Pay Pal. I tried it. There is a good part that you don't have to pay to try it. I am really not as satisfied as other cloud storage. Maybe there are different pros and cons and since I am just a single user. Maybe it's more into big companies with different kinds of things to keep in them. It works like a normal Cloud Storage for me.

Cons

Maybe it's way easier to use other Cloud Storages. Everything in there needs to be google-searched to understand how to use it or how to find where it is. Things are complicated in there. I am just not as satisfied as the others.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kenzo N.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Cloudy issues

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/04/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I'm not that found of Google Cloud, though I am sold on everything else google. Maybe it's just me that hasn't taken the time to understand Cloud. I guess I'd like a more obvious customer service for this program.

Pros

The cloud is connected to your phone, your computer, your ipad, any electronics that you have. It's almost instant connect.

Cons

I have a hard time tracking these stored files down. Everything gets sent to my cloud, but where is my cloud exactly? It's so automatic that there's no instructions on where it is or how to retrieve it. And then suddenly it's full.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Brandie C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Invaluable, Can't work without it...

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Google Cloud Storage is a fantastic tool that helps our team stay organized and efficient. We literally couldn't work without it. The fact that Google Suites apps are free is also a big plus for our ministry.

Pros

The Google Cloud Storage integrations with the other Google Suite apps is the best part about it. It's easy to use and share items between other Google users and Google apps.

Cons

The interface is a bit clunky and could be built more intuitively. It's not as 'easy to look at' as some other cloud storage apps.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nolan W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

The Gold Standard of Cloud Platforming

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Google and their cloud platform has been, in a very real sense, life-changing.

Pros

Google Cloud has made my job so much easier. As a teacher, I have to store my data, assignments, and everything else digitally. I tried other platforms but they all were clunky, difficult to use, or non-compatible with other services. Google fixed all of that. All of my data is at my fingertips and, as an educator, I will never leave this product.

Cons

Since everything is connected through Google, there is sometimes some overlap in different apps that do similar-but-technically-different functions. It can be a little frustrating to work in one thing and then find that a different app does it much better.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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Google Cloud Platform Pricing

Google Cloud Platform Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Google Cloud Platform for pricing information.

Contact Google Cloud Platform for pricing information.

Value for Money
4.5/5
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Google Cloud Platform Features

Google Cloud Platform Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualisation
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Google Cloud Platform

Additional information for Google Cloud Platform

Key features of Google Cloud Platform

  • API
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface

Google Cloud Platform FAQs

Google Cloud Platform FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Cloud Platform.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Google Cloud Platform for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following features:

  • API
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface

Q. Who are the typical users of Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Google Cloud Platform support?

Google Cloud Platform supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Google Cloud Platform support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Google Cloud Platform supports

Q. What other apps does Google Cloud Platform integrate with?

Google Cloud Platform integrates with the following applications:

Buddy, Competera, Dreamdata.io, Frame, Gridbees, MyHub, Navicat Monitor, Tribe, Unitrends Backup, VCM

Q. What level of support does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials