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Why cloud storage makes sense for small and medium businesses

Moving your storage to Google Cloud can save you time and money, make it easier to access data, and help protect your business from threats.

We have two types of cloud storage best suited for small and medium businesses: Google Drive from G Suite and Google Cloud Storage, which you can compare below. With either type of storage, you’re backed by the network, security, and innovation of Google Cloud.

  • Never hit a storage limit
    Our storage solutions are practically infinitely scalable, so you won’t have to delete data to make room.
  • Leave the IT management to us
    When you move to the cloud, you don’t have to worry about system upgrades or infrastructure maintenance, so your team can focus on growing your business.
  • Count on Google-grade security
    Help protect your data from threats with our multi-layered secured infrastructure and encryption at rest.
  • Access your data whenever you need it
    With our high-speed network and more than 100 points of presence around the world, your data is available when you need it.

Compare our storage options

Compare our storage options
Google Drive
Drive
from G Suite
Starting at $10 per user/month for unlimited storage
Try it free
14-day trial
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud
Storage
$0.007 – $0.035 per GB/month based on access frequency and location
Try it free
$300 free credit for new customers
Overview
Overview

Store, access, and share files anytime, from practically any device .

Drive is best for files you plan to edit frequently, and you can control who has access to which files and folders.

Overview

Store objects, blobs, and unstructured data in one of four flexible storage classes.

Google Cloud Storage is fully-managed and is typically accessed by IT admins and developers.

Common file types
Common file types
Shared content:
  • Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®
  • PDFs
  • Images
  • Videos
Common file types
Broadcast content:
  • Images
  • Videos
Long-term storage:
  • Objects and blobs
  • Unstructured data
Common use cases
Common use cases
  • Syncing files between the cloud and local devices
  • Storing and sharing collaborative files for team projects
  • Backing up photos and media
Common use cases
  • Storing application data
  • Archiving long-term data
  • Analyzing large amounts of data
  • Serving videos, music, and images globally
  • Disaster recovery
Capacity
Capacity
Unlimited for accounts with more than 5 users
Capacity
Unlimited*
Backup options
Backup options
Back up and sync directly in Drive
Backup options
Work with one of our partners, such as Cloudberry
Good if you’re moving from
Good if you’re moving from
  • Dropbox™
  • Box™
  • SharePoint®
  • Employee hard drives
  • On-premises file and FTP servers
Good if you’re moving from
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft® Azure
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • IBM®
  • Oracle®
  • On-premises storage and appliances
Google Cloud Storage
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much storage can I get with Drive and Google Cloud Storage?

Drive offers unlimited storage (accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1TB per user). You can upload any type of file to Drive and convert certain file types to a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides format.

Google Cloud Storage also has practically unlimited capacity and four different storage classes depending on your needs. We automatically move data you haven’t accessed to lower storage classes to save you money.

How can I migrate my data?

If you’re moving from a single source server, you can use the Drive migration tools and services which don’t require high-level IT skills or complex programming.

For Google Cloud Storage, you can use our Storage Transfer Service to quickly import online data.

How do you validate your compliance to security, privacy, and data protection?

Google and G Suite meet rigorous privacy and compliance standards that test for data safety, privacy, and security, including SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, and ISO 27001. Our products regularly undergo independent verification of security, privacy, and compliance controls, achieving certifications against global standards to earn your trust. We’re constantly working to expand our coverage.

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