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CloudFlare vs Google Drive: What are the differences?

Developers describe CloudFlare as "The Web Performance & Security Company". Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. On the other hand, Google Drive is detailed as "Integrate your app with Google Drive". The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage..

CloudFlare and Google Drive are primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" and "File Storage" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:

  • CDN
  • WAF (Web Application Firewall)
  • DDOS Protection

On the other hand, Google Drive provides the following key features:

  • Create & collaborate.- In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear.
  • Work better with the products you use everyday.- Say goodbye to bulky email attachments. Send a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically. Your pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.
  • Powerful search.- Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents.

"Easy setup, great cdn", "Free ssl" and "Easy setup" are the key factors why developers consider CloudFlare; whereas "Easy to use ", "Gmail integration" and "Enough free space" are the primary reasons why Google Drive is favored.

According to the StackShare community, Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2070 company stacks & 1950 developers stacks; compared to CloudFlare, which is listed in 2300 company stacks and 712 developer stacks.

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Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of Google Drive
  • 420
    Easy setup, great cdn
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    Free ssl
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    Easy setup
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    Great cdn
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    Great UI
  • 26
    Great js cdn
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    HTTP/2 Support
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    DNS Analytics
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    Rocket Loader
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    IPv6 "One Click"
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    Cheapest SSL
  • 6
  • 6
    Free GeoIP
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    Amazing performance
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    Nice DNS
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    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
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    Fantastic CDN service
  • 4
    Asynchronous resource loading
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    Global Load Balancing
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    Easy Use
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    Support for SSHFP records
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  • 507
    Easy to use
  • 328
    Gmail integration
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    Enough free space
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    Stable service
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    Desktop and mobile apps
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    Offline sync
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    15 gb storage
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    Integrates well
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    Easy to use
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    Simple back-up tool
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    Linux terminal transfer tools
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    Fast upload speeds
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    The more the merrier
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    So easy
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    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
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    Best thing ever
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    G Suite integration
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    WOW!!!!! i can make google slides
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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of Google Drive
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    No support for SSHFP records
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    Organization via web ui sucks
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    Not a real database

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What is CloudFlare?

Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

What is Google Drive?

Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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