GCP Series: Google Cloud Platform Storage Options and Use Cases

3 years ago   •   3 min read

By CloudNerve.com

Cloud-based storage services for your business, all running on Google Cloud’s infrastructure. If you’re a consumer looking for file sharing, use Google Drive.

If you’re looking for photo storage, use Google Photos.

Use Cases for Google Cloud Platform Storage

High performance computing
High performance computing (HPC) is all about scale and speed. Google Cloud’s flexible and scalable offerings help accelerate time to completion, so you can convert ideas into discoveries and inspirations into products.
Data center migration into cloud
Whether you need to exit or reduce on-premises data centers, migrate workloads as is, modernize apps, or leave another cloud, we’ll work together to craft the right cloud migration solutions for you and your business.
Data lake modernization
Google Cloud’s data lake powers any analysis on any type of data. This empowers your teams to securely and cost-effectively ingest, store, and analyze large volumes of diverse, full-fidelity data.

Find the right online storage product for your business

Object storage

Cloud Storage


Object storage for companies. Store any type of data, any amount of data, and retrieve it as often as you’d like.


  • Stream videos

  • Image and web asset libraries

  • Data lakes

Block storage

Persistent disk


Block storage service, fully integrated with Google Cloud products like Compute Engine and GKE.


  • Disks for virtual machines

  • Sharing read-only data across multiple virtual machines

  • Rapid, durable backups of running virtual machines

  • Storage for databases

Local SSD


Ephemeral locally attached block storage for virtual machines and containers.


  • Flash-optimized databases

  • Hot caching layer for analytics

  • Application scratch disk

Archival storage

Cloud Storage


Ultra low-cost archival storage with online access speeds.


  • Backups

  • Media archives

  • Long-tail content

  • Meet regulation or compliance requirements

File storage



Fully managed service for file migration and storage. Easily mount file shares on Compute Engine VMs.


  • Data analytics

  • Rendering and media processing

  • Application migrations

  • Web content management

Data transfer

Data Transfer Services


Tools to help you perform a data transfer, either from another cloud provider or from your private data center.


  • Collecting research data

  • Moving ML/AI training datasets

  • Migrating from S3 to Google Cloud

Transfer Appliance


Ruggedized server to collect and physically move data from field locations with limited connectivity or from data centers.


  • Transfer data for archival, migrations, or analytics

  • Capture sensor data for machine learning and analysis

  • Move data from bandwidth-constrained locations

Mobile app services

Cloud Storage for Firebase


Scalable storage for user-generated content from your app.


  • User-generated content

  • Uploads over mobile networks

  • Robust uploads and downloads

  • Strong user-based security

Collaboration, communication, and file storage

Google Workspace


Store all of your organization’s content safely and securely in the cloud.


  • Access files from anywhere with Drive

  • Collaborate on content in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Stay connected with your colleagues through Gmail, Calendar, Chat, and Meet

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