Tech giant Google at the commencement of this year’s Google Cloud Next 2017 announced the introduction of what it described as powerful additions to Drive that can help organizations to Create, share and work confidently as a team with Team Drives; Stay in control of sensitive company data with Google Vault for Drive; Migrate easily to the cloud with Google’s latest acquisition, AppBridge; Work seamlessly with the tools you’re already using with Drive File Stream; and access relevant files immediately with Quick Access, powered by Google machine intelligence.
Alex Vogenthaler, Group Product Manager, Google Drive, said: “Most file storage solutions weren’t built to handle the explosion of files that are now created and shared in the cloud — because they were initially designed for individuals, not teams. With this amount of shared data, admins need more controls to keep their data safe and teams need to feel confident working together. Team Drives deliver the security, structure and ease-of-use enterprises need.”
The company also introduced Google Vault for Drive which offers new, advanced admin controls for data compliance; and Drive File Stream to allow users to work without breaking business processes.
“After you migrate to the cloud, you should be able to easily access all your content using your existing tools and processes. While other cloud-based solutions use traditional, time- consuming (and hard drive-consuming) syncs, Drive File Stream, now available in the Early Adopter Program (EAP) allows teams to quickly stream files directly from the cloud to their computer. This means that all of your company data can be accessed directly from your laptop, even if you don’t have much space left on your hard drive.”