Google Drive for Work with unlimited cloud storage has been announced during the Google I/O today. The unlimited storage Google Drive is part of Google Apps Unlimited, the new Google Apps edition. (Compare Google Apps editions)
For USD$10 per user per month, your Google Apps Unlimited account includes all Google Apps for Business features, plus the following new features:
- Unlimited Google Drive storage (or 1TB per user if fewer than 5 users)
- Store extremely large size files (up to 5TB per file).
- Google Vault: email and document search, email retention. (available for Google Apps for Business as a paid add-on)
- Advanced Drive auditing and reports
- Advanced document security and control
The new Google Drive audit view allows you to see activities like moving, deleting or sharing a file within or outside your company. Google Vault now search all content (any file type) stored in Drive. Admins can set sync client, offline, Drive app and add-on settings at the Organizational Unit (OU)-level.
Drive for Work also offers enterprise-grade security and compliance, including a SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402 Type II, SOC 2-audit, ISO 27001 certification, adherence to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, and can support industry-specific requirements like HIPAA.
All your files uploaded to Google Drive (Google Account and Google Apps alike) will be encrypted, from your device to Google to transit between Google data centers to Google servers.
Currently, each Google Apps for Business ($5/month) user can have 30GB cloud storage for their Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos. You can buy more storage for $1.99/month (100GB) or $9.99/month (1TB).