Google Cloud Platform


Secure and safe

Your data is protected through redundant storage at multiple physical locations. OAuth and granular access controls form strong, configurable security.

Competitive and flexible pricing

Choose a storage solution that fits the nature of your data, whether it’s Standard Storage or Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage. Like other Cloud Platform services, you pay just for what you use.

Object storage with a fully-featured API

Though Cloud Storage can be accessed with a simple API, advanced feature sets add flexibility and power. Object versioning, parallel uploads and CRC-based integrity checking give developers the ability to create robust, sophisticated applications. You can access the API using XML or JSON directly, or use libraries for several popular programming languages.

Flexible access

You can serve static objects directly from Cloud Storage or use it as a data store for other Google products. Access your storage from BigQuery, App Engine, or other Cloud Platform services. Your data is accessible via an authenticated RESTful API that provides speed, flexibility, and OAuth-backed security.

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Take a look at example projects and experience firsthand how people are using Google Cloud Storage today.

Case Studies

See how other companies are using Cloud Storage to meet their needs.

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"Rather than building your own infrastructure and taking time and resources away from your company, you can use Google’s infrastructure and know that it’s scalable and secure."

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"It was a huge challenge and a great achievement to get the game up and running on the web browser. Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage played a significant part in our success."

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Storage options

We offer Standard Storage and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage, which is an option for durable lower cost storage in exchange for slightly lower expected availability. Learn more

Prices are effective April 1, 2014.

Storage Pricing

per GB per month
Storage Pricing (per GB per month)
Standard Storage Durable Reduced
Availability Storage
$0.026 $0.02


Monthly Usage Network (Egress) - Americas
and EMEA* (per GB)
Network (Egress) - Asia-Pacific
(per GB)
Network (Ingress)
First 0-1 TB $0.12 $0.21 Free
Next 9TB $0.11 $0.18 Free
Next 90TB $0.08 $0.15 Free
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*Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)


Class A operations (per 1,000 ops) Class B operations (per 10,000 ops) Free operations
$0.01 $0.01 Free

XML API operation classes

Operation Class
GET Service
GET Bucket (when listing objects in a bucket)
Class A
GET Bucket (when retrieving bucket configuration)
GET Object
Class B

JSON API operation classes

Operation Class
Class A
Class B
storage.*.delete Free

Documentation & Resources

Learn how to integrate Google Cloud Storage into your application. Read about interfaces for various runtimes and how Cloud Storage works with other Cloud Platform services.


  • Google Cloud Storage Overview

    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.

  • Migrating from Amazon S3 to Google Cloud Storage

    This page describes how to migrate from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to Google Cloud Storage for users sending requests using an API.

  • Concepts and Techniques

    This section describes concepts and techniques you must know to use Google Cloud Storage effectively. The information it contains is intended for developers. It assumes that you are familiar with web programming and you are comfortable creating applications that consume web services through HTTP requests.

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