Every change comes with a change. Google has discontinued its unlimited Drive storage in Google Workspace — the most recent rebrand Google made this week after changing the Gmail logo. So the new change came with a change.
Before Google rebrands its G Suite name to Workspace users with the Business tier had been given unlimited Google Drive storage but as of now — the very unlimited is going away. Google spokesperson says businesses that need additional storage can request.
G Suite rebrand came as a surprise to me —although I didn’t expect the change to its name so soon, and I was sure that Google would still hold on to its formal name — but that change on Monday after the company announced its rebrand.
Google product apps have seen some recent changes this few months. All Workspace apps logo have been changed and include the Google brand color; red, blue, green, and yellow. A move to blend in with other Google products.
Apart from Drive not getting unlimited storage in Google Workspace — changes have been made to the plan. Take a look at the G Suite plan before the rebrand — the Basic tier allowed many users but with 30GB of storage each, while the Business tier allowed unlimited users with unlimited storage. And that’s something.
For the rebrand G Suite now Google Workspace — the Basic plan have been shifted from its tier leaving “Business Starter” and adding two more tier — “Business Standard” and “Business Plus.” And the Google Workspace tier has a serious problem with users and storage — cutting short of everything.
The Business Starter tier allowed 300 users but with a limited 30GB of storage. The Business Standard offers 2TB for 300 users while the Business Plus goes for 5TB per user at 300.
A Google spokesperson told Android Police businesses can request to get more additional storage if it’s needed. “A relatively small number of organizations in a few specific industries realize the full benefit of unlimited storage.
With the new editions, we’re providing more value with features that are useful to more customers, like Meet recordings in the new Business Standard edition, while maintaining pricing and plentiful storage. And with the Enterprise editions, available to customers of all sizes, more storage can be requested if needed.”