Transition to lower-cost classes easily
Configure your data with Object Lifecycle Management (OLM) to automatically transition to lower-cost storage classes when it meets the criteria you specify, such as when it reaches a certain age or when you’ve stored a newer version of the data.
Multiple redundancy options
Cloud Storage has an ever-growing list of storage bucket locations where you can store your data with multiple automatic redundancy options. Whether you are optimizing for split-second response time, or creating a robust disaster recovery plan, customize where and how you store your data.
Easily transfer data to Cloud Storage
Storage Transfer Service and Transfer Service for on-premises data offer two highly performant, online pathways to Cloud Storage—both with the scalability and speed you need to simplify the data transfer process. For offline data transfer our Transfer Appliance is a shippable storage server that sits in your datacenter and then ships to an ingest location where the data is uploaded to Cloud Storage.
Storage classes for any workload
Save costs without sacrificing performance by storing data across different storage classes. You can start with a class that matches your current use, then reconfigure for cost savings.
Standard Storage: Good for “hot” data that’s accessed frequently, including websites, streaming videos, and mobile apps.
Nearline Storage: Low cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 30 days, including data backup and long-tail multimedia content.
Coldline Storage: Very low cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 90 days, including disaster recovery.
Archive Storage: Lowest cost. Good for data that can be stored for at least 365 days, including regulatory archives.
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In this console-based tutorial, we'll show you how easy it is to start storing objects in Cloud Storage.
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Learn the fundamentals of buckets and storing your data and interact with Cloud Storage through the Google Cloud Console.
Using the gsutil tool
Learn the fundamentals of buckets and storing your data and interact with Cloud Storage through the command-line tool, gsutil.
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The highest level of availability and performance within a single region is ideal for compute, analytics, and machine learning workloads in a particular region. Cloud Storage is also strongly consistent, giving you confidence and accuracy in analytics workloads.
Geo-redundant storage with the highest level of availability and performance is ideal for low-latency, high-QPS content serving to users distributed across geographic regions. Cloud Storage provides the availability and throughput needed to stream audio or video directly to apps or websites.
Cloud Storage provides fast, low-cost, highly durable storage for data accessed less than once a month. Perfect for reducing the cost of backups and archives while still retaining immediate access. Backup data in Cloud Storage can be used for more than just recovery because all storage classes have ms latency and are accessed through a single API.
|Object Lifecycle Management||Define conditions that trigger data deletion or transition to a cheaper storage class.|
|Object Versioning||Continue to store old copies of objects when they are deleted or overwritten.|
|Retention policies||Define minimum retention periods that objects must be stored for before they’re deletable.|
|Object holds||Place a hold on an object to prevent its deletion.|
|Customer-managed encryption keys||Encrypt object data with encryption keys stored by the Cloud Key Management Service and managed by you.|
|Customer-supplied encryption keys||Encrypt object data with encryption keys created and managed by you.|
|Uniform bucket-level access||Uniformly control access to your Cloud Storage resources by disabling object ACLs.|
|Requester Pays||Require accessors of your data to include a project ID to bill for network charges, operation charges, and retrieval fees.|
|Bucket Lock||Bucket Lock allows you to configure a data retention policy for a Cloud Storage bucket that governs how long objects in the bucket must be retained.|
|Pub/Sub notifications for Cloud Storage||Send notifications to Pub/Sub when objects are created, updated, or deleted.|
|Cloud Audit Logs with Cloud Storage||Maintain admin activity logs and data access logs for your Cloud Storage resources.|
|Object- and bucket-level permissions||Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows you to control who has access to your buckets and objects.|
Cloud Storage pricing
|Standard Storage||Nearline Storage||Coldline Storage||Archive Storage|
|starting at $.02 per GB per month||starting at $.01 per GB per month||starting at $.004 per GB per month||starting at $.0012 per GB per month|