Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you improve the performance 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.

Product Options

Standard Storage

Standard Storage provides the highest level of durability, availability and performance of all Google Cloud Storage services. It’s specifically designed for use cases requiring low latency and frequent data access, such as website content distribution and video streaming. Standard storage is all about performance.
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Durable Reduced Availability Storage

Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage has lower cost and lower availability than Standard Storage but is designed to have the same durability and performance as Standard Storage.
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Cloud Storage Nearline

Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a low-cost, highly durable storage service for data archiving, online backup, and disaster recovery. Unlike other cloud or on-premises archive and backup offerings, you don’t have to wait hours or days to retrieve or access your data.
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Choose a storage service that fits the nature of your data, whether it’s Standard Storage, Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage or Cloud Storage Nearline. Like other Cloud Platform services, you just pay for what you use.


With Google Cloud Storage you can access your data with simple APIs that offer advanced features. Object versioning, parallel uploads and CRC-based integrity checking give you 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. With GCS Fuse, you can work with your data as a local file system that supports simple read/write use cases and most POSIX semantics.


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


Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storage 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 simple and cost effective manner.

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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

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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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"We view Google as a strategic long-term partner based on our experience with Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage."

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"With Google's infrastructure on the backend, today we only need to worry about pushing code."

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Pricing calculator

The Pricing Calculator provides you with a simple tool that can help you get a sense of what an application running on Google Cloud Platform could cost.

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When charging in local currency, Google will convert the prices listed into applicable local currency pursuant to the conversion rates published by leading financial institutions.

Storage options

We offer three storage options: Standard Storage, Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage, and Cloud Storage Nearline with different levels of redundancy, availability and capability to comply with your business and application needs. Learn more

At Rest Storage Pricing (per GB per month)

Standard Storage
Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) Storage
Nearline Storage
$0.026 $0.02 $0.01

Cloud Storage Nearline Data Retrieval

Data Retrieval (per GB) Minimum Charge 30 Days (per GB)
$0.01 $0.01

For more information about Cloud Storage Nearline data costs, see the pricing guide in the technical documentation.


Monthly Usage Network (Egress)
Worldwide Destinations
(excluding China & Australia,
but including Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
China Destinations
(excluding Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
Australia Destinations
(per GB)
Network (Ingress)
0-1 TB $0.12 $0.23 $0.19 Free
1-10 TB $0.11 $0.22 $0.18 Free
10+ TB $0.08 $0.20 $0.15 Free

Egress from continental buckets (location ASIA, EU, or US) to Google Cloud Platform services in the same continent is free.

Regional and Continental Data Transfer
Transfer to a different region within the same continent $0.00 *
Inter-continental transfer $0.00 *

For more information, see Data transfer between regions and continents in the technical documentation.


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
Each notification
Class B