Google Cloud Storage Classes

This chapter gives you the first imagination of Google Cloud storage classes.

The storage class you set for an object affects the object's availability and pricing model.

You can change the storage class of an existing object either by rewriting the object or by using Object Lifecycle Management.

When you create a bucket, you can specify a default storage class for the bucket. When you add objects to the bucket, they inherit this storage class unless explicitly set otherwise.

If you don't specify a default storage class when you create a bucket, that bucket's default storage class is set to Standard Storage.

Changing the default storage class of a bucket does not affect any of the objects that already exist in the bucket.

To learn more about Google Cloud storage classes, refer to the Storage Classes chapter at

Learn more about Google Cloud pricing at Cloud Storage pricing chapter at