The Wall Street Journal's article notes Google might well be on its way to come up with the GDrive soon.
"Google is preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer hard drives — such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images, say people familiar with the matter. The service could let users access their files via the Internet from different computers and mobile devices when they sign on with a password, and share them online with friends. It could be released as early as a few months from now, one of the people said."
However the boon might not all be a 100% as "One limitation of such an Internet-based storage service is that it isn't accessible when a person's computer or phone is offline, such as when one is in an airplane, though he could still copy required files to the laptop or other device before disconnecting from the Internet."
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Chris Capossela says not all will be interested in storing their data online, as they might be skeptical of privacy issues. He further said "We've spent so much time and energy understanding how to give customers the utmost assurance of their privacy"