Google has been providing unlimited cloud storage on Google Drive for business since their Google I/O 2014 event back in May, and it looks like students and teachers will soon be able to enjoy something similar too. The company just announced that they will be offering anyone who use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage and the ability to keep files up to 5TB in size in Google Drive.
If you are using Google Apps for Education, you will be ale to use Drive for Education, an “indefinitely large, ultra-secure and entirely free bookbag for the 21st century”. This means that if you qualify, you will get unlimited storage on Google Drive and can even upload individual files of up to 5TB in size, access to Google Apps Vault, as well as enhanced auditing, a reporting and auditing tool that easily lets you see the activity of a file.
Drive for Education will be available to all Google Apps for Education customers at no charge and will include:
- Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.
- Vault: Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year.
- Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.
If you are a student or a teacher, check out Google Apps for Education to find out more about how you can sign up for Drive for Education and enjoy the free storage.