Google has just announced the initiation of its Drive for Education program which has been aimed at expanding the user base of its cloud storage solutions through educational institutions, of course. The company calls its new introduction ‘an infinitely large, ultra-secure and entirely free bookbag for the 21st century.’
After pleasing business customers with Drive for Work, Google has come up with this new premium version of its services. It has been made clear that all those who subscribe to Google Apps for Education will also receive the new benefits of Drive for Education.
The most important one among them all is of course, unlimited storage. Drive for Education users will have no restrictions regarding the amount of data they can upload and keep securely in the cloud. Moreover, support for individual files of up to 5TB in size will also be made available in coming weeks. The question that remains however, is what could a student possibly have that’s 5TB in size?
Google has furthermore revealed through a blog post that Google Apps Vault will be made available free of cost to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year. It is actually a discovery tool that can be employed for sifting through the hoards of data that’s uploaded to the cloud.
Another new feature that’s on its way to Drive for Education is enhanced Auditing. With the help of reporting and auditing tools as well as an Audit API, this trait will enable you to see the activity of a file in detail.
Like we said, Google Drive for Education will be made available to all Apps for Education customers free of cost.