re: Google Drive Arrives, At Last
I got some clarification just now on the relationship between Google Drive, Google Apps, and Google Docs, which wasn't clear to me.
When you activate Google Drive, it essentially takes the place of Google Docs in the Google Apps menu structure. Google Docs has actually supported the ability to upload arbitrary files for a while, but the 5GB free and the ability to synch between PCs and devices are new.
Users in Google Apps accounts (free and paid) get the same 5GB free as other users, but the pricing tiers for upgrading those accounts is organized in different tiers than for consumer accounts that add Google Drive. I haven't studied the pricing in detail, but on a per-GB basis, the cost might actually be a little more for Google Apps accounts. On the other hand, in the Google Apps world, that storage can be purchased by the admin for the whole company and then allocated out to users as needed, so it's a different animal.