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Google is named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services

August 2, 2018
Dave Nettleton

Sr. Director, Product Management, Google Cloud

Chris Talbott

Product Marketing

We’re pleased to announce that Gartner recently named Google as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services (report available here).

As organizations continue to create, manage and store an incredible amount of data, research from analyst firms like Gartner can help you evaluate and compare cloud storage providers.

At Google Cloud, we’re constantly working to build and deliver storage products that are secure, reliable and simple to use for any workload. Over the past year, we’ve entered new categories to meet more of your storage needs, launched new products and unique features, and continued to grow our storage partner ecosystem. Here are a few takeaways from the Gartner report and updates on what’s new with storage for Google Cloud.

Storage that’s focused on reliability

With Google’s global distributed network, you can plan your application architecture with the right storage back-end to take advantage of our dispersed, multi-regional infrastructure, reducing the impact of any one region-based issue. This automatically takes advantage of the same secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection and global network that Google uses to protect information, identities, applications and devices.  

In addition to infrastructure reliability, our Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) program can help customers succeed through our custom-built support framework that provides a shared operational fate between you and Google. We work hard to make sure we’re a place you can trust to store your data.

Storage that’s simple to use

We’ve built GCP to be flexible, whether you want to pursue hybrid cloud or multi-cloud, and to make it simple to build applications. This requires a product that integrates easily and delivers the same performance across hot and cold storage tiers. Cloud Storage has a single api and object lifecycle policies let you move data across tiers without affecting the applications that access that content.

We also want Google Cloud storage products to be easy to use for workloads ranging from content serving and big data analytics to backup and archival. We’ve recently launched features to meet the unique requirements of these use cases. Cloud Storage now offers strongly consistent listing operations to ensure your analytics workloads can rely on a single consistent up-to-date view of all your objects. Persistent disk now offers cross-zone regional replication, making it easier for organizations of all sizes to build and run highly available stateful applications in the cloud.

New storage products and partners

This summer we announced Cloud Filestore,BETA our managed file storage for applications that require a file system interface and a shared file system. It gives you a simple, integrated, native experience for standing up fully managed network-attached storage (NAS) with your Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine instances. This was announced alongside Transfer Appliance reaching General Availability, which helps you move content to Google Cloud as fast as possible.  

We also recently announced NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), so you can take advantage of the same high-performance file storage experience you are familiar with from NetApp, in GCP. We want to help you adopt GCP for file content with the solution that’s best for your business.  

Google Cloud continues to be adopted by enterprises that are looking to achieve greater availability, scalability and security in the cloud. Check out other leading analyst reports on Google Cloud. You can download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage on our website (requires an email address).

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