This article explains:
VT Google Workspace shared drives are a way to store and access files necessary for a group's collaboration efforts. They are owned by a department, but they are managed by anyone assigned to the Manager role within the drive.
The storage allocated by a shared drive comes from the department's storage allotment. It can be increased or decreased by an organizational unit (OU) admin. If the storage necessary exceeds the department's storage allotment, then additional storage can be purchased.
Shared drives can only be requested by faculty or staff on behalf of a department or unit. The Departmental Google Workspace Shared Drive Service Catalog entry is available to make the request. You will no longer be able to create shared drives from the New menu within VT Google Drive.
*The university discourages the purchase of third-party storage options such as Dropbox because Virginia Tech already has options in place with OneDrive and Google Drive and many of these options, including Dropbox, are not approved for use.
Google Workspace Program Search Term: GWP