Google Drive is a storage service and file sharing in the cloud launched by the company Google. Google Drive, which includes Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides is an office suite for editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, etc. Users can search the publicly shared files on Google Drive via Web search engines. Launched April 24 20121, Drive has 240 million active users in October 20142.
Google Drive replaces Google Docs once active. already existing documents to Google Docs is automatically transferred to Google Drive. It is used to sync, share and modify data between multiple computers and / or users.
Google Drive for Work, the premium version of Google Apps for Business, was presented at the Google I / O conference on 25 June 2014 and has been marketed in stride. This offer includes unlimited storage, an advanced feature for creating audit reports and service of electronic disclosure of documents. According to Google, Google Drive for Work includes “ultra-precise controls allow administrators to customize the Drive experience by determining, for example, employees can install the client synchronization with the computer.” Users can download files whose size reaches 5 TB. Storage is limited to 1 TB per user for users with less than 5 companies. In a press release published on its official blog, Google says encrypt all information transmitted from or to its servers and the data stored there. Google offers guests premium service assistance 24/24 and 7 days / 7, with an uptime of 99.9% of its serveurs10.
Access to data stored on its Google Drive can be made either online via the Google website or via synchronization on a terminal. To synchronize the Google Drive folder on their device (computer, tablet or smartphone), a software is required to synchronize, creating a Google Drive folder simply drop the files and documents in sync.
Gmail Storage space:
Originally, Google Docs offered 1 GB of storage in its free version. With the arrival of Google Drive, the quota is increased to 5 Go3) and 15 GB since May 14, 2011 (including emails stored) 4. In comparison, Dropbox delivers gratuite5 2 in its release. It is also possible to buy up to 30 TB of additional space – 100 GB cost $ 1.99 per month, 1TB $ 9.99 per month and up to 30TB for $ 299.99 per month . Once purchased, this space also serves on Gmail.
Some restrictions are also applied to stored files. Each file can not exceed the size of 5 To6,7 and embedded images to Google Docs documents can not exceed 2MB Spreadsheets are limited to 256 columns, 400,000 cells and 200 feuilles8.
Google also applies limits on the import files to Google Docs. Text documents can not exceed 2 MB to be imported, spreadsheet must necessarily be less than 20 MB, and a presentation 50 MO8.