Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive
Google Drive is our main cloud storage tool at Lumen Studio. It addresses the availability of footage, resources and digital assets for creative projects. Enhances the organization remote capabilities and makes the collaboration with international clients/freelancers possible. The scope of our use is it works as a secondary storage besides our main physical one and we currently use the 2+TB service.
- 24 hour availability
- layout of information easy to navigate
- multiple collaborators
- UI friendly, simple and clean
- different plans of storage according to company/personal needs
- organizing collaborators can be cumbersome
- permissions and privacy managing
- limited file formats to check files in the cloud/explorer directly
- issues with multiple downloads
- simple and clean user interface
- remote capabilities
- custom storage plan
- affordable service for small-medium operations
- integrations with most online services
- It has given our operation remote capabilities
- Easier to access and understand client's need through collaborative enviroment
- availability to digital resources fast and easy
- saved our operation hundreds of dollars in physical storage (both investment and maintenance)
- our operation became easier for new staff to get onboard: small learning curve to use it
Even though AWS provides a very similar service, Google Drive presents a much easier, cleaner and more user friendly platform (both through explorer or desktop app). Contrary to AWS where each collaborator needs to have a specific set of credentials to access the storage, Drive simplifies this process by enabling admins to invite google/gmail profiles to a specific folder or file, saving the whole proces of creating new profiles and credentials for new agents. Google customer Support is also in my experience much more attentive, quickly addressing any issues you might find using their service.
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Drive works wonders as a cloud storage tool for simple to medium complex projects. It allows any digital operation to grow remote and adds remote capabilities to collaborating on digital projects. For a small-medium operation, is an affordable option only bested by a NAS or any other kind of physical on-site storage solution. UI/UX is easy to understand and there's a very short learning curve to it. For bigger or multi-format operations where complex software files are to be used, I'd advise exploring more specific options.