Google Drive is a web app that offers cloud storage service for files, launched by the Google Company on April 24, 2012. It is part of an application package called Google Workspace for Education, aimed at academic institutions.
The service offers Metropolia students and staff 100 TB storage space in total. Other users ge 15GB for free. More storage space can be bought.
Files uploaded to Google Drive can be shared and edited collectively. The file storage service can open 30 different file types for viewing directly in browser.
Google Drive apps include...
Shared Drives for business file sharing were added to Drive in early 2017. They offer companies an easier way to share files across their organization, along with more granular access controls over the content those shared folders contain.
Targets of use
- cloud storage
- distribution of files
- organizing of files