An interesting article by Greg Lindon points to some slide comments from Google’s Analyst Day Power Point presentation last week. The presentation was removed from Google’s website but the text is still available in Greg’s post. These notes clearly state efforts have been put towards “infinite storage” in terms of GDrive.
“With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc). We already have efforts in this direction in terms of GDrive, GDS, Lighthouse, but all of them face bandwidth and storage constraints today.” — excerpt from Analyst Day presentation notes.
The GDrive service will provide anyone (who trusts Google with their data) a universally accessible network share that spans across computers, operating systems and even devices. Users will no longer require third party applications to emulate this behaviour by abusing Gmail storage.