Google Cloud Storage is Receiving Additional Features

Data is one of the most essential assets of every company. When it comes to digital data, and since it is an important asset, you absolutely need to do a back up process in order to prevent losing it. But the problem is, do you have time to get all the data into the cloud? Hence, Google Cloud Storage is now expanding its service by involving third party-providers to load data to the platform on a business’ behalf. This additional feature is to help businesses get their data under control.


This major expansion is called Offline Media Import/Export. Previously on Google Cloud Storage, since it was first launched in 2013, businesses were only able to utilize the feature to duplicate their hard drives. But now they can physically mail all types of storage devices to the companies which will back up their data for them such as USB flash drives, tapes, and hard drives.

Google Cloud Storage and its Features

Recently, Google collaborates with provider that services a number of clients in North America i.e Iron Mountain. Google then stated that it will join with more partners soon but still, businesses are allowed to work with another third-party provider based on their choice. And they can also determine what they want to do with their hard drives (USB flash drives or tapes) after the upload is complete, certainly depending on the provider. For example in the case of Iron Mountain, the company is able to send the devices back to the business, store them safely in a vault or destroy them.

The reason why you are advised to utilize this program is that Offline Media Import/Export is most effective for businesses that don’t have enough resources or time to upload a lot of data themselves. And for those with slow internet connections, this is a cost-effective yet efficient option. Google claims that data cloud in just a few days by shipping storage devices then having someone to perform the upload process. If not using this program, Google explains to upload a terabyte data it would take more than 100 days. So it’s clear that Offline Media Import/Export does save the expense of purchasing faster Internet speeds.

It’s important to know that Google is not responsible for the service nor does it offer it directly since Offline Media Import/Export is a third-party feature. The option is that businesses are able to either use one of Google’s partners or find another participating provider of their own. So, if you are stuck with a slow, expensive, or unreliable internet connection, it’s time to utilize the new Google Cloud Storage for the sake of your company’s growth.

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