File Management and SFTP for Google Cloud Storage (GCS)

Saqib Awan
Published in
2 min readMar 19, 2020


Nowadays, every business or individual is keeping files in the cloud. There are hundreds of file storage providers with different features capabilities, cost, and upload/download bandwidth. However, there are only a few who let you run your own on Google cloud. Google cloud platform (GCP) performance, capacity, and the cost is your best choice among other cloud providers.

Unlimited Use-Cases

Keeping the files in Google Cloud Storage(GCS) expands capabilities in the following areas:

  • Uploading large files to GCP for processing (Data Ingestion)
  • Backing up files (Terra bytes of data backed up by an organization)
  • File sharing (A media company shares files with designers)
  • Versioning (A company versions AI model files on cloud storage bucket)
  • General management of files (Organizing in folders, archiving, deletion, copy, rename)
  • Secure SFTP uploads by IoT and other devices.
  • HIPPA compliant HealthTech and secure FinTech uploads.


When you are offered a cloud file manager with sftp capabilities, you look for a similar set of following features:

  • Secure and HIPAA compliant.
  • SFTP/SCP for file transfer and automation.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Deploy in your private cloud on GCP, ensuring your data belongs to you.
  • Share with groups and teams.
  • User and group level access control.
  • Customizable and extensible.

The good news is that you can get all of it at a very low cost with Trillo File Manager application on the GCP marketplace (

Trillo File Manager UI and SFTP capabilities are showcased below.

Main UI

User Accounts

Groups and Teams


Cloud Storage Bucket