Google Apps Storage Upgrade Now Available

Posted by in Google Apps on March 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Apps Storage Upgrade Now AvailableWe’ve been keeping a close eye on when Google Apps users would be able to upgrade their storage in Google Docs. Google Docs storage upgrade has been available for Google Accounts since this past May. However, until today, Google Apps users could not upgrade their Google Docs storage. This was driving me mad because I store tons of PDF documents in Google Docs, essentially using it as my server and I cannot work with 1 GB of storage.

Google announced months ago that extra storage would be available for Google Apps users. For those using their personal accounts, extra storage is affordable — just $5 a year for 20 GB. When Google announced that Google Apps users could upgrade their storage, they tried implementing it at much higher rates. What would run $5 a year for 20 GB for a normal Google Apps user would cost $70 under the price table that Google released for its Google Apps users.

This created a huge outburst and it was only a matter of time until the page was removed. However, we have a copy of the old proposed fee structure. It now looks like Google did the right thing, listed to their customers complaints, and have permitted Google Apps users to upgrade their Google Docs storage for the same price structure that it gives to personal accounts. The only difference now is that the extra storage cannot be applied to email boxes and only applies to Google Docs and Picasa accounts for Google Apps users.

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2 Responses to “Google Apps Storage Upgrade Now Available”

  1. Isaac

    Jun 27, 11 at 12:53 am

    Anyone know why this Apps storage upgrade is ONLY for docs & picasa? We need to buy it for email accounts. For my “regular” gmail account when I purchased extra storage it is shared across my email and docs and picasaetc. I spent the $5 to see if it would work for our apps account but no dice! Any ideas if Google is going to add this ability or are they holding it back to make you upgrade to full business apps account? We don’t mind paying for an upgrade but we don’t need it on all of our accounts so it’s thousands of dollars for us to make the switch. Thanks for the article.

  2. Zachary Zawarski

    Jun 27, 11 at 4:50 am

    Isaac, I have the same issue. I don’t understand why Google Apps users cannot upgrade their email storage when it’s available to Gmail users. It makes no sense. Hopefully extra email storage will be added soon and I will keep people updated on the website.

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