Top 10 Advantages Of Using Google Cloud Service
A Google Blog posted recently that over the next few weeks users will be able to store their files to the Google “Cloud” and then be able to access them/share them from any web connected computer. All you will have is 1GB of storage for files you don’t convert into a Google Docs file. And yet if you want more storage, then just pay $.25 per gigabyte. And even you’ll be able to search all of the material you’ve saved to the cloud.
What are the advantages of using Google Cloud service?
- Data in Google Apps is stored in the cloud instead of on employee computers, so multiple users can access and contribute to projects concurrently without worrying about using the same operating system or browser. Co-workers can access the web-based document simultaneously in their browsers, and even make changes that other authorized users can see in real-time.
- Google has been pushing the technological bounds of cloud computing for more than ten years. Today, feedback and usage statistics from hundreds of millions of users in the real world help us bring stress-tested. From consumer user base, Google can quickly learn which new features would be useful in the business context, refine those features, and make them available to Google Apps customers with minimal delay.
- Rapid innovation powered by the cloud has another advantage over traditional technology cycles: employees adapt to a continuous stream of manageable improvements better than they tolerate large, disruptive. Gradual iterations in bite-sized chunks substantially reduce change-management challenges. Conversely, employees are subjected to a painful re-learning cycle each time companies upgrade traditional software.
- The web is the epicenter of innovation, and Google’s multi-tenant infrastructure is designed to push improvements to the entire customer base on short iteration cycles.
- Browser-based applications are key ingredient as new features in web applications when launched; users automatically get these improvements just by refreshing their browsers. Even after back-end systems can support new features, users don’t get new functionality in those environments until the software on their computers and mobile phones have been upgraded, which can be an expensive and labor-intensive project.
- Web-based applications powered by Google’s global infrastructure give workers full access to their information across devices, so they can be productive in more places. Their data is stored in the cloud, so employees can connect with all of their information and get work done from any Internet connection. Google’s infrastructure gives users seamless access to their information at work, at home, on the road and from their mobile devices.
- Google’s large investments in physical and process-based security are passed on to customers. First, Google is able to hire many of the world’s leading security experts to protect our systems and conduct. Their data centers are hardened with many of the latest measures in security precautions, including biometric access controls and multi-tiered security perimeters. Furthermore, Google has also implemented a multi-layered security process protocol designed to help keep customer data safe.
- Browser-based applications also help keep sensitive data more secure. When employees can securely access their data from any browser, they’re less likely to store data locally on unsecured end-points like thumb drives. In a world where one out of ten laptops go missing in the first year1 and 66% of workers report having lost a thumb drive2, making data securely available from the browser and minimizing the amount of sensitive data stored on devices is an effective security strategy.
- Through synchronous replication, data and user actions in Google Apps are mirrored in nearly real-time across multiple data centers. If one data center becomes unavailable for any reason, the system is designed to instantly fall back to a secondary data center with no user-visible interruption in service.
- Moving to Google’s cloud doesn’t mean you lose control of your data or your technology. The Google Apps Terms of Service explicitly state that customers retain ownership of their data in Google Apps, and firmly believe that customers should be able to easily get their data out of Google Apps if they ever decide to stop using the service.