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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that the backup feature is always on.""Some of the most valuable features are how convenient and easy to use this solution is. It's very user-friendly and meets all my requirements.""I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues.""Google Cloud Storage is highly reliable.""The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard.""It's easy to use.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic.""Google Cloud Storage is fast, and it's scalable."

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"Accessing their services is simple, user-friendly, and does not require a lot of technology.""It allows multiple users to work simultaneously on a document.""The most valuable feature is the ability to share files.""I'm satisfied with the basic function. it's convenient to share documents or download shared documents you need.""I can check emails from anywhere, and use the applications wherever I am.""Record your meeting and simply share with anyone without thinking where to store the file.""The solution is easy to use, has good performance, and is secure.""This solution has become an enhanced product over the years. It is more stable and they keep adding features."

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Cons
"The solution should improve its security and accountability.""It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""The storage could be improved to manage it a bit better. Google Cloud Storage could be more secure, but the security features are okay.""They need more enhancements in the security features.""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.""This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft.""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.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity."

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"Google meets use of whiteboard is primitive making it difficult to demonstrate while talking.""It's become difficult to fit everything in one window.""I also use Word from Microsoft Office. Sometimes it's difficult to find some features that are available in Office and not available in Google Docs or are in a different place (if you are more used to Word). We sometimes lose time trying to find certain useability features.""The ability to share documents with outside clients can be improved. It is difficult to share documents with outside clients, and that's why I am looking at some other solution. If you use Google Drive, they want you to use all of their Google Suite, but not everybody uses Google Suite for document creation. It is not a great solution if you are working with a company that doesn't use Google Suite.""It should have more features similar to Office 365. To improvise more, they should compare their features with Office 365.""A separate interface to give users a summary of how they've shared items on the drive would be useful. You can end up having a lot of stuff and the sheer amount can end up making users feel a little bit lost in terms of knowing who they've actually shared items with.""The Google Sheets should have more functionality.""When compared to Commvault or Veeam, I'm not sure what Google Drive has to offer in terms of backing up data on the cloud or in a data center for a large organization."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Better pricing would be helpful."
  • "Its price is fine."
  • "It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription."
  • "I pay a yearly subscription fee."
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  • "It is inexpensive and the cost is per user per month."
  • "There is a monthly fee that we pay for the use of this solution and the price is fair."
  • "It has a yearly license."
  • "I have evaluated Amazon AWS and IBM solutions. Amazon AWS has competitive prices for cloud storage and backups."
  • "The costs could be lower, but they are reasonable for the value they provide."
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    Drive Enterprise, Google Drive
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    Overview

    Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

    Drive Enterprise enables you to transform how your business stores, accesses, and secures files, all without extensive change management. Drive Enterprise is a standalone offering with usage-based pricing that includes all the features of Drive.

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    Sample Customers
    Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Educational Organization13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
    Government4%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization29%
    Maritime Company14%
    Legal Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise24%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud Storage is ranked 6th in Cloud Storage with 24 reviews while Google Drive Enterprise is ranked 8th in Cloud Storage with 19 reviews. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while Google Drive Enterprise is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Drive Enterprise writes "Extremely accessible, easy to use, and very stable". Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3 and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, whereas Google Drive Enterprise is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Egnyte Connect, Dropbox and Datto Workplace. See our Google Cloud Storage vs. Google Drive Enterprise report.

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