A case no longer has to be made for the migration of files to the cloud. Files in cloud storage can be accessed from anywhere, and the costs of maintaining legacy file servers can be eliminated completely. If you move your entire company’s file system from your current solution to Google Drive, all you need to administer it is G Suite’s administration tools. This reduces the load on your IT staff and eliminates unnecessary legacy IT costs.

With the introduction of Team Drives, AppBridge and Drive File Stream, it is now possible to seamlessly move your company file system to the cloud with Google Drive. We’ll give you a few tips to make the transition smoothly.

Step 1: Get G Suite Business

If you are just on G Suite’s basic plan, the storage won’t be enough for your company unless you are a 1-2 person outfit and you won’t be able to use Team Drives. G Suite for Business has many advantages over the basic plan, including Team Drives, unlimited cloud storage and Smart Search, which will allow you to find your Drive files from any Google App or Google Drive. The upgrade isn’t expensive - G Suite Business is only $10 per user. Contact UpCurve Cloud today to get started.

Step 2: Set Up Team Drives

Team Drives act much like your legacy file server in that you can share files within the organization, within certain departments, and so on. Better yet, you can access the files from anywhere in the world without the use of a VPN - you just need to log in with your Google account.

Once you’ve upgraded your plan, you’ll want to set up Team Drives in Google Drive. Google has a step-by-step guide on how to do this.