G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity & collaboration tools, and software & products developed by Google, first launched on August 28, 2006 as "Google Apps for Your Domain", which is becoming a paid-only service in 2022.
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The sudden involuntary change (see #Criticism) of free tier to a paid tier (under threat of loss of access to your personal data) made it clear you can’t depend on G Suite as a good faith service to access your data.
How to migrate
(this section is a stub! please contribute your experiences migrating away from G Suite)
For general advice on migration, see:
Downtime / Outage 2020-12-14 The Verge: Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and other Google services hit by massive outage
Multiple Google services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs were down for around an hour on Monday morning after being hit with a widespread outage.
Sudden retiring of free tier
Google announced retiring of free usage level with less than 4 months notice before they auto-upgrade free accounts to auto-charged paid accounts on 2022-05-01.
- 2022-01-19 Ars Technica: Google to free G Suite users: Pay up or lose your account / Have a free G Suite account from 2006-2012? You have until May to fork over cash.
- Criticism, reverts prefs to track you: 2022-03-29 Ars Technica: Google Workspace will re-enable tracking for many users today