Cloud Storage

Best in class performance, reliability, and pricing for all your storage needs.

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Unified Object Storage

Google Cloud Storage is unified object storage for developers and enterprises, from live data serving to data analytics/ML to data archiving.

A Unified Offering For Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage redefines what the industry can expect from online storage by providing a unified offering across the availability spectrum: from live data tapped by today’s most demanding applications, to cloud archival solutions Nearline and Coldline. Featuring a consistent API, latency, and speed across storage classes, learn why Google’s infrastructure is the best online cloud storage for your most critical data.

Optimal Availability for Live Data

From multi-region setups for your applications that need to serve users around the world with the highest availability -- such as video streaming and frequently accessed content like web sites and images -- to regional setups ideal for use cases like analytics and batch processing, Cloud Storage offers the price and availability tailored to your requirements.

Storage and Archiving Redefined

Coldline is designed for cold archiving: data your business expects to touch less than once a year. For warmer storage, choose Nearline: data you expect to access less than once a month, but possibly multiple times throughout the year. Nearline and Coldline storage solutions are available in all current and future GCP regions, and have been designed for no-compromise access latency and throughput speed. GCP’s low latency allows you to access content directly from Nearline or Coldline when the business need arises.

Seamless Data Lifecycle

With a focus on simplicity, Google Cloud Storage offers a unified product offering with consistent access APIs across the entire range of storage classes. New Object lifecycle management feature Beta allows your data to transition seamlessly from one storage class to the next, depending on your business’s cost and availability needs at the time.

Industry Leading Price and Performance

With no minimum fees and a pay-per-use model, Google Cloud Storage leads the industry in cost-effective cloud storage pricing. Store your data on Google's infrastructure with price and availability characteristics tailored to all the different scenarios encountered by developers and enterprises.

Google Grade Security For Business-Critical Assets

From the smallest workgroup to the largest enterprise, your business can rely on Google grade security to protect your most critical documents, media, and unique assets. Your data travels through Google’s private network and is stored on the same infrastructure Google itself relies on, delivering unmatched business continuity for your enterprise.

Partners Galore

Google Cloud Platform partners have integrated Cloud Storage with industry-leading products for disaster recovery, backup & archiving and hybrid cloud solutions. Integrations are done with open APIs consistent across all Cloud Storage classes.

Partners Galore

Cloud Storage Features

A Powerful, Simple and Cost Effective Object Storage Service

Durable
Google Cloud Storage is designed for 99.999999999% durability. It stores data redundantly, with automatic checksums to ensure data integrity. With Multi-Regional storage, your data is maintained in geographically distinct locations.
Available
All storage classes offer very high availability. Your data is accessible when you need it. Multi-Regional offers 99.95% and Regional storage offers 99.9% monthly availability in their Service Level Agreement. Nearline and Coldline storage offer 99% monthly availability.
Scalable
Google Cloud Storage is practically infinitely scalable. Whether you're supporting a small application or building a large exabyte-scale system, Cloud Storage can handle it.
Consistent
When a write succeeds, the latest copy of the object is guaranteed to be returned to any GET, globally. This applies to PUTs of new or overwritten objects and DELETEs.

“Spotify uses Google Cloud Storage for storing and serving music. Using Regional storage allowed us to run audio transcoding in Google Compute Engine close to production storage. Google also offers great networking with open and explicit peering setup, as well as interconnect partnerships with all of our CDN providers.”

— Jyrki Pulliainen Software Engineer, Spotify

Cloud Storage Use Cases

More than just data storage

Video Streaming
The Cloud Storage Standard storage class gives you the availability and throughput you need for video streaming. With edge caching in Google Cloud Storage, you reduce end-user latency.
Custom Data Analytics
Use Google Cloud Platform to run custom data analytics pipelines. Maintain your data in Google Cloud Storage and run your analytics with Google Compute Engine.
Archiving your Data
Cloud Storage Nearline provides cheap and easily accessible data archiving. Your archived data is immediately accessible whenever you need access to it. Alternatively, you can use a Nearline partner for backing-up and archiving your data.
Hosting a Website
Easily host and serve the static assets to your website in a Cloud Storage Standard storage bucket. Your static pages can include client-side technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Making your data work for you
With your data stored in Google Cloud Storage, you can easily run powerful tools such as Cloud Machine Learning or BigQuery on top of it.
Data Upload
Google Cloud Storage provides many ways to bring your data to the cloud. Drag-n-drop your data with the Google Cloud Platform Console, use the gsutil command-line tool, or interface with the JSON API in your preferred language.

Cloud Storage Pricing

With no minimum fee and a pay for what you use model

Prices listed are general pricing, which apply to most regions. Certain regions have a separate pricing structure. For details, see the pricing page.

  Access Frequency At Rest Pricing Retrieval Pricing SLA
Multi-Regional Frequent, Cross-regional $0.026 per GB/month FREE 99.95%
Regional Frequent, Single-region $0.02 per GB/month FREE 99.9%
Nearline Less than once per month $0.01 per GB/month $0.01 per GB 99.0%
Coldline Less than once per year $0.007 per GB/month $0.05 per GB 99.0%

All storage classes provide millisecond response times and a consistent API.