As a Google Apps user myself, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Google Drive and am excited that this useful tool is here. As a longtime user of Dropbox and Google Apps, Google Drive promises a convenient consolidation: bringing desktop synchronization into an app I already use. I can get all the functionality of both with one less icon, one less piece of software. It’s the promise of a slightly simpler world.
File backups for Google Drive made simple
As you might expect, we at Backupify have been preparing for the release of Google Drive over the past few weeks. I’m happy to let you know that our Backupify for Google Apps service fully supports Google Drive! Because Google Drive is an upgrade to Google Docs, all of your Google Drive data will now be backed up along with your Docs, and can be found today within your “Google Docs” archives.
Coincident with Google’s rollout of Google Drive, we will be re-labeling the “Google Docs” backup services in Backupify as Google Drive over the next couple of weeks, to match Google’s new branding.
Security in your cloud services
One thing I’m already noticing, though, is how much more of my critical business data is landing in the cloud than before, now that I’m using Google Drive as my sync-service. This only underscores the continued need to back up your cloud application data. Remember: synchronization is not intended to be a backup: all the deletions and corruptions you make on one machine are faithfully reproduced everywhere you sync. Always have a backup plan.
As your cloud-app backup provider, one of our responsibilities is to stay on top of the latest releases and enhancements from all the cloud applications we back up. Our engineering staff is focused on keeping your business protected and your backups up to date.