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Dropbox Business Advanced vs. Google Workspace Enterprise Standard: A Comparison of Unlimited Cloud Storage

Google Workspace Enterprise and Dropbox Business Advanced both offer unlimited storage.

Unlimited cloud storage has become increasingly popular among businesses, as it allows for the safe and efficient storage of large amounts of data. In this post, we’ll compare two popular options for unlimited cloud storage: Dropbox Business Advanced and Google Workspace Enterprise Standard.

Dropbox Business Advanced (DBA) requires a minimum of 3 users in order to get the unlimited storage option. The price for DBA is $30 per user per month, so the minimum monthly cost for unlimited storage would be $90. Meanwhile, Google Workspace Enterprise Standard (GWS Ent Std) requires a minimum of 5 users for a minimum monthly cost of $138, at $27.6 per user per month.

If you go with annual billing, DBA will cost you $288 per user per year, totaling $864 per year for 3 users. Meanwhile, GWS Ent Std is $276 per user per year, totaling $1,380 for 5 users.

However, Dropbox announced on August 24, 2023, through their blog, that they are discontinuing the free unlimited storage option on their Advanced plan. Meanwhile, Google has also transitioned from an unlimited plan to a metered model for GWS Enterprise, and here’s how it works.

Both GWS Ent Std and DBA offer a base of 5TB per user, with minimums of 15TB for DBA (MoQ 3 users) and 25TB for GWS Enterprise (MoQ 5 users) for unlimited storage options.

For extra DBA storage, new clients can buy from September 18 and existing ones from November 1. It’s $10/month for 1TB, or $8/month if paid yearly.

For GWS, you automatically get more storage if you meet certain conditions. With a minimum of 5 users, you start with 25TB. Use 80% of it, and you’ll get another 25TB, but you must wait 90 days for any more.

Both services have terms and conditions, and abuse may lead to suspension or storage denial.

When it comes to features, both platforms offer a range of tools to help manage and organize your data. DBA provides features such as Smart Sync, which allows you to access files without taking up space on your device, and file sharing controls to help protect sensitive information. 

Meanwhile, GWS Ent Std includes features such as advanced Drive auditing and reporting, data loss prevention, and enterprise-grade security measures.

In terms of integration with other tools, DBA offers integrations with popular apps such as Slack, Zoom, and Salesforce. GWS Ent Std, on the other hand, integrates seamlessly with other Google Workspace apps such as Gmail, Calendar, and Meet.

Overall, both DBA and GWS Ent Std offer reliable and secure unlimited cloud storage options for businesses. While DBA may be slightly more cost-effective for smaller teams, GWS Ent Std offers a wider range of enterprise-grade features and seamless integration with other Google Workspace apps. Ultimately, the best option for your business will depend on your specific needs and budget.

We are a partner of Google Workspace and Dropbox for Business, and we can assist you in finding the best unlimited storage plan and pricing for your organization, as well as offering a 30day free trial and discount.