Storage is one of those services that are foundational to cloud providers and is usually a relatively easy way company to first get started with the cloud. If you’re curious as to how the storage services of Google Cloud stack up, stick around.
Now, data storage is a pretty broad topic. We can store data on paper, on disk, on magnetic tape, on an optical disc, in Pen drive in non-volatile random access memory. We can even store data in the DNA of bacteria. But warehousing all this data takes up space and costs money.
Cloud providers have figured out how to create a variety of storage methods at scale, resulting in very high reliability for a relatively low cost. Plus, you’re able to pay for only what you use and pay for the performance and features that you require for your data storage needs.
For our comparison, we’re going to be looking at Google Cloud Storage vs Pendrive or Hard Drive Storage. Cloud storage is scalable durable multi-regional object storage which as you can store files you can store custom data analytics or any of that you can archive backup and do disaster recovery. You can store and stream multimedia files, host a website static as well.
Why Google Cloud Storage is Better Physical Storage
Google Cloud Storage is a part of the database and storage service and it is one of the critical services which is available out of Google Cloud Platform.
Cloud Storage is a globally secure and scalable object store for immutable data such as images, text, videos, or any other file format. You store objects in buckets, which are associated with a project, which are grouped under an organization. You can then upload objects to the bucket and download objects from it using the console or gsutil commands.
By default, data at rest is encrypted. You have options to secure it with your own encryption keys using Google Cloud’s Key Management service or at your own key management service on-premise. You can grant permission to specific members and teams or make the objects fully public.
For use cases such as websites. When creating buckets, you have options depending on budget, availability, and access frequency.
Choose standard regional or multiregional buckets for high performance, frequent access, and highest availability, Nearline for once month access, Coldline for less than once a quarter, and Archive for data that you want to put away for years. It costs a bit more to use standard storage because it allows for automatic redundancy and frequent access
Google Cloud Storage is widely used for backups and disaster recovery, and Archive, as the name suggests, is best for long-term archiving and it is a great data lake choice for streaming and batch uploading data for big data and ML projects.
This is Why Why Google Cloud Storage is Better Physical Storage!