What do you like best?
It really is as simple as one could expect, and haven't had a single issue with reliability. I like the deep integration into various Google Cloud Platform products, such as Kubernetes.
What do you dislike?
I wish regional disks could be attributed to more zones, or that there was a quicker way to validate files on disk rather than attaching it to an instance and SSHing into it. I also wish there was the capability to set usage alerts, e.g. when at 85%, send an alert prior to scaling storage up.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Choose regional disks if possible when working in regional Kubernetes clusters -- you can choose up to two zones.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
- Operating regional MongoDB within Kubernetes clusters via persistent disk and StatefulSet
- Providing responsive data storage for large dataset workloads directly attached to the VM instance