Using Google Drive for data storage? Now you can make that storage available to your researchers via the tool they're already familiar with.

Globus for Google Drive provides an instant link from Google Drive to all your other storage locations. Simply log in and seamlessly move and share Google Drive data across any storage resources using a unified, intuitive interface. All you need is access to a web browser to initiate data sharing and transfers with the reliability and performance Globus is known for.

Why Globus for Google Drive? 

  • Tap into more storage for researchers: What good is all that storage if your users can't access it? With Globus for Google Drive, you can plug Google Drive into the established storage ecosystem and workflows your researchers already use.
  • Make file sharing easy: Just click and share with any email address or identity, using a single tool across all your storage systems: campus clusters, XSEDE supercomputers, lab servers, scientific instruments, archival storage, public cloud storage—and now, Google Drive.
  • Save time for both researchers and admins: Easily and securely move data to and from Google Drive with fast, reliable fire-and-forget transfer that supports even the largest data sets; share data instantly without having to add new user accounts on the system.

Key Features

  • Share data using any email address—no need to create or look up Google accounts
  • Efficient 3rd party transfer—move and share files from any internet connection
  • Single, intuitive interface—use and manage Google Drive with the UI you already know
  • Works with Google Team Drives—move and share files among individuals and groups
  • Streamlined install/config—get up and running in minutes
  • APIs for automation and integration—add Google Drive to your data portal, science gateway or other research application

“Globus makes using Google Drive for research storage not only feasible but trivial. It’s a requirement for our researchers who regularly use Google Drive storage.”

Rice University
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"Now our researchers have a familiar, web-based interface across all their storage resources, including Google Drive, so it is painless to move data where they need it and share results with collaborators. Globus manages all the data movement and authorization, improving security and reliability as well."

Krishna Muriki
Computer Systems Engineer, HPC Services, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Simplify Your Data Management Plans

Buying and managing enough reliable, highly-available, storage to support the needs of data management plans can be costly and inconvenient. Globus for Google Drive provides a simpler, more cost-effective alternative. Simply move your data to Google Drive using Globus, set the appropriate sharing policies and share the link with collaborators and research sponsors. learn more

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