Google Cloud Storage is a virtually unlimited online storage space. It sports not only unlimited size, but also unlimited throughput capacity (or simply, traffic). It is used by huge enterprises, tiny start-ups and end users as a secure and scalable online safe for their data.
If you or your organization use Google Cloud Storage and use Slack, it only makes sense that you combine them! As powerful and as scalable as Cloud Storage is, it is not very straight forward nor easy to use or configure. Accessing the Cloud Storage dashboard is not very intuitive for non-technical members of your organization, and installing an upload tool for every member of your organization is a pain for your tech guy. And those are only part of the problem. What if you want to post-process the uploaded files in some way? Let's say add headers, make them public or generate a CDN URL?
The actions mentioned above are complex and will put off most users, and also will intimidate most system administrators and prevent them from giving your users access to your Cloud Storage buckets in the first place. That’s why BucketBot integration of Cloud Storage into Slack is so awesome. You system admin, or technical member of the stuff does the installation and configuration of BucketBot and Cloud Storage only once, for the whole organization, and from that point, the power and scale of Google Cloud Storage is available for your whole team, right there, in the Slack chat!
Employees in most organizations that use Slack tend to have the chat application open through the day, which means that with BucketBot you give them a Cloud Storage upload tool right at their fingertips, super familiar and ultra-easy to use. No scary configuration, no difficult tools to install or use. Drag and drop files in your slack chat, have them effortlessly uploaded to the Cloud.