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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. IBM SoftLayer and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""It's easy to use.""One of the most valuable features of the solution is its ease of use.""Google Cloud Storage performs well and it's easy to use.""The performance is good.""The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""It is easy to use.""Google Cloud Storage is highly reliable."

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"The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.""The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer."

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Cons
"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.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity.""The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.""The solution should have two factor authentication.""The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.""The solution should offer more free storage."

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"For us, the versioning was an issue.""The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified."

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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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    Questions from the Community
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    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… more »
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    The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer.
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    For us, the versioning was an issue. There were some compatibility issues between what the customer had on-site and what the lowest available SoftLayer was. There was some compatibility that they had… more »
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    I'm not sure which version number of the solution we're using. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. IBM Software is the only thing that does what it does.
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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.

    SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

    Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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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
    Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Educational Organization13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
    Government4%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Media Company8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. IBM SoftLayer and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Google Cloud Storage is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 24 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 16th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.6. 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 IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable with excellent speed and agility". Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage and Amazon S3, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean and Amazon S3 Glacier. See our Google Cloud Storage vs. IBM SoftLayer report.

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