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Google cloud storage , May 2018 review

Google is the dominant search engine accounting for close to 80% of searches made around the world [1]. Google entered the cloud business relatively late with the Google Cloud Platform in October 2011[2] and with Google Drive in April 2012[3]. However, loosely speaking Google has always been a cloud company since its inception (e.g. through Google search, Google email, Google docs), it just took them more time to offer file and application cloud storage.

Google states it has over 800 million users for Google Drive as of May 2017[3]. Google Drive storage is shared with Google's email flagship product (GMail) and Google's photo flagship product (Google Photos). Google Drive storage et al. offers a free file cloud storage plan, as well as paid plans from $1.99 (USD) to $299.99 (USD) a month.

The Google Cloud platform offers over 50+ products and services focused on application cloud storage.

Google cloud storage feature table

Provider.Plan Categories Storage limit Price Free trial Download limit Bandwidth limit Versioning & history File size limit Access tools Share files Share folders Comments Streaming
Provider.Plan Categories Storage limit Price Free trial Download limit Bandwidth limit Versioning & history File size limit Access tools Share files Share folders Comments Streaming
Google Drive 1 5 2 free 15 GB*  [1] [2]  Free[1]  Unlimited* [1]  750 MB/hour - 1250 MB/day (Download) | 300 MB/hour - 500 MB/day (Upload)*   [1]  Unlimited* [1]  5 TB or less for Google Docs related files* [1]  Standard browser (via drive.google.com) and native apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS[1] [2]  With a link* [1]  With a link* [1]  No (Yes, if converted to Google docs)*  [1]  Unlimited* [1] 
Google Drive (Paid) 2 5 1 paid 100 GB, 1 TB, 10 TB, 20 TB or 30 TB* [1]  $1.99/month (100 GB ), $9.99/month (1 TB), $99.99/month (10 TB), $199.99/month (20 TB), $299.99 (30 TB)[1]  No*  Unlimited* [1]  750 MB/hour - 1250 MB/day (Download) | 300 MB/hour - 500 MB/day (Upload)*   [1]  Unlimited* [1]  5 TB or less for Google Docs related files* [1]  Standard browser (via drive.google.com) and native apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS[1] [2]  With a link* [1]  With a link* [1]  No (Yes, if converted to Google docs)*  [1]  Unlimited* [1] 
Google Photos 1 3 4 2 free Unlimited or 15 GB*   [1] [2] [3]  Free[1]  Unlimited* [1]  750 MB/hour - 1250 MB/day (Download) | 300 MB/hour - 500 MB/day (Upload)*   [1]  Unlimited* [1]  75 MB or 100 megapixels (Photos) and 10 GB (Videos)[1]  Standard browser (via photos.google.com) and native apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS[1]  With a link[1]  With a link[1]  Yes[1] [2]  Unlimited* 
Google Photos (Paid) 2 3 4 1 paid Unlimited or 100 GB, 1 TB, 10 TB, 20 TB, 30 TB`*  [1] [2]  $1.99/month (100 GB), $9.99/month (1 TB), $99.99/month (10 TB), $199.99/month (20 TB), $299.99 (30 TB)[1]  No*  Unlimited* [1]  750 MB/hour - 1250 MB/day (Download) | 300 MB/hour - 500 MB/day (Upload)*   [1]  Unlimited* [1]  75 MB or 100 megapixels (Photos) and 10 GB (Videos)[1]  Standard browser (via photos.google.com) and native apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS[1]  With a link[1]  With a link[1]  Yes[1] [2]  Unlimited*