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"The most valuable features are the ease and accessibility of information.""The solution is flexible and very user-friendly.""It's easy to use.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""It is stable and scalable.""It's user-friendly. We find it to be very easy to use.""The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard."

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"The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."

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"The user interface could be more intuitive.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""They need more enhancements in the security features.""Could be improved from a storage perspective and a cost perspective.""Having more storage space would be an improvement.""Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers different kinds of tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.""The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.""The solution should have two factor authentication."

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"The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified."

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"Better pricing would be helpful.""Its price is fine.""It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them.""The solution is free.""They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable.""The price could be cheaper."

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Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Educational Organization25%
Media Company13%
Transportation Company13%
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company26%
Media Company8%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company10%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
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Google Cloud Storage is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 12 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 15th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable and highly scalable that's very good overall". Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Huawei FusionStorage and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Amazon S3 Glacier, DigitalOcean and Microsoft Azure Block Storage.

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