Today, Google announced Drive for Education, a new part of its Apps for Education platform that will offer unlimited storage. Similar to Drive for Work, Drive for Education supports individual file sizes of up to 5TB, along with automatic encryption. “Every file uploaded to Google Drive is encrypted, not only from your device to Google and in transit between Google data centers, but also at rest on Google servers,” wrote
Schrom also mentioned that its new storage solution for educators will be backed by Google Apps Vault, the company’s “search and discovery” compliance tool that will be free to Apps for Education users by the end of the year. Additionally, Mountain View’s new offering ships with a bevy of new reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API that lets users track files is on its way as well.
Out of the near 190 million Drive users online, around 30 million of them are students and teachers using Apps for Education. After today’s announcement, we can only expect these numbers to increase.