What Is Google Cloud?

Google Cloud Platform is cloud-based service that allows you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications for businesses of all sizes in all industries. Google Cloud Platform offers a scalable data warehouse powered by cloud storage and machine learning, as well as relational databases for transactions, complex queries, and more.

New customers get $300 in free credits during the first 90 days after exhausting free usage which is available across 20+ different products.

Who Uses Google Cloud?

Developers, ITDMs, customers and businesses of all sizes.

Where can Google Cloud be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Google
  • Founded in 1998

Google Cloud support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 8 others

Google Cloud pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Google Cloud has a free version and offers a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Google
  • Founded in 1998

Google Cloud support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 8 others

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Features of Google Cloud

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Management
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Cost Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Device Management
  • Document Storage
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • Endpoint Protection Software
  • File Transfer
  • For Retail
  • Graphical User Interface
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • High Volume Processing
  • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
  • In-Database Processing
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Load Balancing Software
  • Log Access
  • Machine Learning Software
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Monitoring Software
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Scheduling Software
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Threat Response
  • User Management
  • Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of Google Cloud

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Asma
Asma
Senior Manager IT in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Cloud Platform is simply awesome

5.0 last month New

Comments: It is good platform to make your database secure, fast and reliable.

Pros:

It is easy to customize or configure disk based on type and size of the disk through console. The Google compute works great, from this the repository and file for store can be create with ease and maintaining and set up is this is also good. The data can be accessed from anywhere and from any device easily and quickly. The bet of Google Cloud platform is which I like most is we need to pay as per utilization or the feature we opt from this platform. Google cloud is fast, safe, and secure and optimize database as service. It give the best solution for business based on its cloud services.

Cons:

We face many problems when we are migrating our virtual machines from one zone to another. Process of migrating VM’s is bit complex and confusing one.

Alternatives Considered: IBM Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud: Google cloud platform is cost effective compare to IBM cloud and it is easy to setup and mange our database as service.

Zuber
Senior Devops Engineer in Sweden
Retail, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ease of working with GCP

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall experience is good. It continuously improving itself. So I feel good about its future.

Pros:

1. It is easy to work on. 2. UI is great 3. New features are rolled out quickly and can be accessible in beta as well 4. Good support process

Cons:

1. Few features cost a lot. I mean a lot 2. Log router is costly 3. auto increase storage in db doesn't come back when not in use. Also no manual decrease.

Alternatives Considered: AWS Management Console

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud: AWS is competitive for our company so we did not choose AWS. Azure isn't mature in kubernetes which is driving factor

Orianne
Orianne
Specialist Marketing in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Enhanced AI and K8 features facilitate the development of the latest applications

4.0 4 months ago

Comments: All data processing can be completed by accessing the cloud platform from a web browser. The ability to work seamlessly with Google Earth Engine. Even if you do not have a high-specification machine at hand, you can perform various data processing you want by operating the cloud from your browser. Because you can directly run analysis algorithms, such as machine learning, linking with various Earth Engine data. By using GKE, we no longer needed to operate our Kubernetes cluster and could now focus on application development. As a result, we were able to concentrate on developing services that could deliver more value, contributing to the speed and quality of application releases.

Pros:

I think the Kubernetes cloud service is very easy to use, partly because it is provided by Google, which developed Kubernetes. We also have a full range of AI services, and by combining them with Google AI, we can offer AI services seamlessly, which helps improve the added value of our services.

Cons:

The web browser interface is constantly changing. When the system is updated, it also changes the menu display, etc., so it can be a bit confusing. There is no problem with the data processing itself, but sometimes the response at the first stage of access from the browser seems a bit slow.

Alternatives Considered: Amazon EC2

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud: Problems, specific effects, and various functions have been solved, and it has become possible to perform complex analyses in conjunction with Google Earth Engine. It became possible to proceed with the analysis without worrying about the specifications of the machine in question.

Switched From: Azure DevOps Server

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud: Since it is relatively inexpensive and can be accessed by many people, it has lessened the need to prepare a local environment at a cost. Since a large amount of data can be analyzed using cloud computing resources, it is expensive, but considering time and resources, it seems reasonable.

Jose J
Jose J
CTO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Market Research Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One of the Best Cloud Services Worldwide

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: I think Google Cloud is one of the best advanced cloud computing services for cloud storage, machine learning, artificial intelligence development, dedicated hosting and many more cloud services.

Pros:

We like that Google Cloud team is always improving every feature, applying new technologies, and great high-speed servers in the cloud.

Cons:

I believe the user experience could improve making the Google Cloud environment more user friendly. I understand that cloud computing requires advanced technical skills, however, I think there is space to improve.

Alternatives Considered: Linode

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud: Google API integrations were the main reason we choose Google Cloud

Verified Reviewer
Licensing Coordinator in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to access, simple to use

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I'd recommend Google Cloud to anyone who needs a simple to use system for business needs that aren't necessarily all that simple themselves. It's easy to use, but not limited in its options.

Pros:

Google Cloud is that perfect balance between easy to use and complex enough to resolve the majority of workplace needs. We're able to manage and share files internally, and also share relevant files externally in a secure manner. The folder and drive structure are precisely what we need for arrange our documents.

Cons:

There are occasionally times when it can feel a little bit clunky when moving or sharing files, often with small views of menus. These occasions are few and fare between in our line of work, and don't prevent us from achieving what we want to do, only slowing us down slightly.