Google Drive is a File storage and syncing service.All Google users get 5GB of storage for free. Paid plans start at $2.49 a month for 25GB, and that extends your Gmail inbox to 25GB as well. $4.99 a month gets you 100 GB. There are incremental plans all the way up to 16 TB for $800 per month.
The maximum file size is 10GB. Drive will be a standard part of the Google Apps suite for businesses with the same security and reliability guarantees. The next version of Chrome OS will use Drive as its file system.On the desktop, Google Drive works just like Dropbox and the new Microsoft SkyDrive apps cleverly announced yesterday. It creates a special folder that syncs. It’s strange at first to see
.gsheet files in the desktop file system, since all they do is open a browser to Google Docs, but it begins to make sense for heavy Docs users.
Does Facebook should come up with a Cloud storage now?
Facebook now closing in on billion active users must come out with the cloud services.
Richard Edwards, principal analyst at research firm Ovum, said that Google was “very late” to the market but that its move could spur others.
“Facebook doesn’t have a cloud service but this may prompt it into an acquisition,” he said.
“If Facebook was to buy Dropbox that would be a game-changer.”
Microsoft also improved its Skydrive services.it has integrated the drive into Windows Explorer and Apple’s Finder so that it works as an extension of the desktop.