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Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage is a cloud-based object storage web service for storing and accessing data on Google's infrastructure. The service is comparable to Amazon S3 online storage service.

architecture

Architecture

Object-based storage architecture manage data as objects and are used mostly to store application-specific data. Read more.

Object
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interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

API
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model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
Google Cloud Storage logo Decentralized
environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Not Applicable
Google Cloud Storage logo Controlled & Worldwide
redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy mechanisms ensure the availability and durability of the files stored in the storage infrastructure. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
Google Cloud Storage logo Replication
fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
Google Cloud Storage logo Byzantine
security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
Google Cloud Storage logo In-Transit & At-Rest
scalability

Scalability

Some systems do not allow for the overall storage capacity to evolve over time. Read more.

Not Applicable
Google Cloud Storage logo Heterogeneous
interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Protocols
Google Cloud Storage logo Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)