Google is killing unlimited storage for non enterprise users – don’t move away from G Suite

Oct 11, 2020

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Google is killing unlimited storage for non enterprise users – don’t move away from G Suite

Oct 11, 2020

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you have been using the unlimited storage feature of G Suite to back up your photos and videos, wait before moving into Google Workplace. Google Workspace only has unlimited storage on enterprise plans.

Google made some big noise about replacing the G Suite with an even better Google Workspace. Among the many changes that may or may not be incredible for you, one change is clearly not in favor of high storage users.

If you or your team were using G Suite Business, you would get unlimited storage for $12/user. If I recall correctly, you needed at least four users to enroll in that level of service.  Now Google Workspace will only give you 2 TB of storage for your $12, 5TB for $18, and according to Android Police, you can move to an Enterprise account for $20 ($30 for enterprise+) and get the same unlimited storage. However, it will be at least 50% significantly more expensive.

Google confirmed to AP that they would offer as much storage as customers need “without additional costs” on the enterprise plans.

Sadly, Google is also confined to AP that, in the end, the entire userbase from G Suite will have to migrate to the pricer Workspace: “Each customer will have their own path to the subscription that best supports the ways they need to work. If a customer is not ready to transition now, our team will be sharing additional information over the coming months to identify a transition path that best suits their needs“. But if you need storage and are on the G Suite plan, hold on to it and don’t let go unless you must.

(that said, even at $18/motnh, Google’s storage offering is quite competitive for a small team or company. Storing 5TB on Amazon AWS would cost you around $100; Using Backblaze B2 will set you back $25 for the same 5/TB a month. Sadly for image or video-heavy users, both those programs will get costly very fast.

[via androidpolice]

p.s. Some have been storing over a Petabyte on that G Suite plan.

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6 responses to “Google is killing unlimited storage for non enterprise users – don’t move away from G Suite”

  1. gbolcer Avatar
    gbolcer

    Google Support says that Google Workspace Enterprise will NOT be for organizations with less than 300 users, so there is NO path from G-Suite Business Premium (unlimited) to any other unlimited plan under the new organization. This is absolutely horrendous.

    1. Rex Pechler Avatar
      Rex Pechler

      First, this article is clickbait because they’re not forcing anyone to switch to one of the new plans. Secondly, Enterprise edition has no user minimum according to the official FAQ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16b0d0e03e01d68534b7d4e1fa7d74ce478fbb8ba1e3c8c0852609d3f2983014.png

      1. gbolcer Avatar
        gbolcer

        I hope that’s the case but Google support said that at some point they are forcing everyone to move to a new plan.

  2. Przemysław Avatar
    Przemysław

    I’m using gvsuite enterprise unlimited front https://avmail.space and there is no hard disk space limit.

    1. Michael Mauer Avatar
      Michael Mauer

      I think this is only a teamdrive ?

      1. Przemysław Avatar
        Przemysław

        No, They have a few more legacy packages, only you have to buy the whole package which costs 5000 eur