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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.

Google Cloud Software - Google Cloud Platform Free programs
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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
Samuel
Samuel
Founder and CEO in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Cloud Service for specific workflows and client needs.

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Many services have free plans. Easy to use. Value for money. Can add collaborators. Cost tracking. Free tutorials and documentation are available. Community support is available.

Cons:

Might have steep learning curve. The User Interfaces might be congested at first. Some services mightbbe expensive.

PHYLLIS WANJIKU
Data Scientist in Türkiye
Furniture, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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My Honest Review of Google Cloud

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: It's got everything I need for cloud storage, computing, and all the fancy AI bells and whistles. Taking some courses can help navigate this platform which is offered in Google Cloud Skills.

Pros:

The wide range of services Google Cloud offers, from storage and computing to Vertex AI and machine learning tools, makes it a versatile platform for all businesses.

Cons:

The pricing structure can be complex and difficult to predict without the help of an expert.

Chris
Systems Engineer in US
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
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Free Trial - Seems Great but Need Trainign

3.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

I like how many things you can do in Google Cloud. I have a lot of exploring and testing to do. This looks intense and filled with possibilities.

Cons:

It's not quite as easy to use right off the bat like when I've used other products such as Azure, VMware, etc. This is a little more complicated and I feel like I definitely need to go through more tutorials and training just to spin up a Windows 11 VM.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Oil & Energy, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Most secure drive

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: The ease of use of this platform makes it the best choice for me. It supports many data formats. For upgrades it does not require downtime. Customer support is quite good.

Pros:

It stands out for its ease of use, with intuitive configuration and management. Really easy to use. Customer service is fast and efficient. I use it on a daily basis for office and personal work. The feature set is extensive and comprises much more than a database, with seamless integration into existing workflows. Its simplicity ensures smooth business continuity. Google Backup & DR is a very good decision and investment. Set it and forget it, knowing that your data is safe.

Cons:

Limited free storage can be quickly depleted with large photos and files, forcing you to pay for more storage. I still find it invaluable.

Ericka
photography in US
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

google cloud review

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: So far my experience with Google Cloud has been nothing but good. I can't say enough how it has helped me in life-saving things on my computer or phone onto a cloud for safe keeping.

Pros:

What I like about Google Cloud is how much storage you can get at a good price. I like how I can store my stuff automatically and it just goes right to my cloud for safety. It is also great when you transfer items to places it is easy and good.

Cons:

What I like the least about Google Cloud is finding another way to get on your cloud if you misplaced your password.