OK, it is not really new. But, major changes are in the works. By the end of this year, Google Video for Business will be shut down with companies’ videos and the service capabilities moving to Google Drive.
Google Drive has many advantages over Google Video for Business. including:
Migrated Google Video for Business video files will not count against the user’s Google Drive storage quota (new videos will), and all links to them will be automatically redirected to Google Drive. As the migration happens, videos will be stored in a folder named “Google Video for Business.”
While migrated videos will not count towards Drive storage quotas, future videos will. Uploaded videos go through the same processing and compression as they did with the Video for Business service (a 30 minute video we uploaded uses only 28K), organizations that heavily use video may want to setup an additional user account to serve as the owner of videos. By creating a central account, managing additional storage, when needed, becomes easier.
For more information, feel free to contact us. Google has also published a nice help article on the subject.
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