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Google Apps Domains - Google Storage Quota Combined

posted Jun 20, 2013, 12:35 PM by Carol LaRow   [ updated Jun 20, 2013, 2:37 PM ]

May 28, 2013: Google has a new storage allowance for Gmail and Drive that is now combined. Before, Gmail had a 25 gig limit and Drive had a 5 gig limit. Instead of being separate, they are now combined with a single 30 gig total that covers: Gmmail, Drive, and Google+ photos.

Effects of this change:

    • Each user will have a totla of 30 gigs of storage that can be used across Gmail, Drive, and Google+ photos.
    • Users who may have needed extra storage under the old plan, may not need it now. Example: A user may have used up the Gmail limit, but will not need to upgrade to extra storage because he/she can expand within the new 30 gig limit
    • Gmail Inbox is no longer limited to 25 gigs, and users can purchase up to 16TB of email storage licenses
    • Files created in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and photos smaller than 2048px will not count against storage quotas.

Rapid release will roll out to domains on May 28, 2013. Scheduled release will roll out on June 11, 2013.