Google Cloud Storage for backups

King of the Hill Challenge


If you only look at the suitability of Amazon S3 and AWS Glacier and its excellent integration with other AWS services as backup storage, the flagship Google Cloud Storage service has to admit defeat in terms of cost and access time. However, Google's storage service impresses with interesting access tools such as gsutil and the Storage Transfer Service. This S3 alternative is definitely worth a try, in any case, especially if you already use other Google Cloud Platform tools.

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Thomas Drilling has been a full-time freelance journalist and editor for science and IT magazines for more than 10 years. He and his team make contributions on the topics of open source, Linux, servers, IT administration, and Mac OS X. Drilling is also a book author and publisher, advises small and medium-sized enterprises as an IT consultant, and lectures on Linux, open source, and IT security.

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