Use Cases

From video streaming to data analytics, it’s more than just data storage

Media content storage and delivery
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. Google Cloud Storage provides the availability and throughput needed to stream audio or video directly to apps or websites.
Common use cases
  • Streaming videos and music
  • Serving images and website content
  • Mobile app development
Integrated repository for analytics and machine learning
The highest level of availability and performance within a single region is ideal for compute, analytics, and ML workloads in a particular region. Cloud Storage is also strongly consistent, giving you confidence and accuracy in analytics workloads.
Common use cases
  • Video transcoding
  • Genomics
  • General data analytics and compute
Backup and archive data
Cloud Storage provides fast, low-cost, and 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 could be used for more than just recovery because all Cloud Storage classes have ms latency and are accessed through a single API.
Common use cases
  • Archive or tape migrations
  • Multimedia source file storage
  • Disaster recovery
Backup providers with native cloud storage integration
Selecting the right storage for your use case
Watch for an overview of the different Cloud Storage classes from Google product managers. Get insights on the best way to use each class across various scenarios, including content storage and delivery, big data analytics, machine learning, and data archival.