Dropbox has announced a major integration plan with Google Cloud that ultimately will result in users of the cloud storage service to be able to access their G Suite files from it. The news essentially means that Dropbox would replace Google Drive as the storage location for these files and access to them.
In the announcement, the San Francisco based Dropbox outlined a series of integrations that will be happening this year. There were no specific timelines announced other than later in 2018.
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Google today announced that what has been known as Google for Work has been rebranded as Google Cloud. The new name encompasses many Google apps, platforms and services into one cloud-centric solution for businesses.
Google Cloud spans every layer. It includes all of Google Cloud Platform; our user facing collaboration and productivity applications — now named G Suite; all of our machine learning
tools and APIs, the enterprise maps APIs; and the Android phones, tablets and Chromebooks that access the cloud. All of this, built for the cloud from the get-go.
Moreover, Google Cloud has been engineered in an enterprise appropriate way, with integrated systems that include guarantees at the service level — all components integrated and meeting the SLA for whatever price point the customer chooses.
The change in name and direction of the solution isn’t just about products. It is also the backend support that Google will provide to their customers to go through the digital transformation that Google Cloud can offer. As they put it, “We are in it together”. Customers won’t have to figure it out on their own and that, especially for smaller businesses, can be a huge relief and cost savings.
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