LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at Box World Tour Europe, Box (NYSE:BOX) announced Box Zones to provide enterprises with the choice to store data regionally across Europe and Asia. Box Zones will help businesses centralize critical content and enhance productivity, while addressing local data storage requirements. By leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud, Box Zones will allow content in Box to be stored in Germany, Ireland, Singapore and Japan based on customer needs. Box Zones joins services like Box KeySafe and Box Governance as the latest way that Box provides customers with choice and flexibility in how they deploy Box.
“Businesses today are more connected, collaborative and global thanks to the power of the cloud,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Yet for many companies, local laws and regulations have forced them to make technology tradeoffs that limit their success and place a drag on employee productivity and collaboration. Box Zones will help power digital transformation for enterprise customers across Europe and Asia and accelerate our international presence.”
Today, more than 57,000 businesses, including 59% of the Fortune 500 rely on Box for secure content management and collaboration. Multi-national businesses like Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, General Electric, P&G and Schneider Electric have teams spanning the globe that require secure international collaboration to be successful.
"At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have more than 6,500 employees around the world and Box Zones addresses many of the major challenges that we face," said Roland Daane, Corporate Information Manager, Royal HaskoningDHV. "With this news, we're thrilled that Box is giving us even more choice around how we control and secure our content. This lets us focus on our goal of combining global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multidisciplinary range of consultancy services in over 150 countries."
Box Zones will support the needs of customers that require regional content storage without sacrificing any of Box’s modern collaboration features like document watermarking, granular permission controls, commenting and tasks, wide-ranging file preview, as well as deep integrations with the tools businesses use the most, like Office 365 and Salesforce.
"Security is the top priority for AWS and our customers. With the recent launch of Box KeySafe running on AWS, Box offers companies of all sizes greater control over their business-critical, sensitive content, and furthers that mission with today's introduction of Box Zones,” said Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We believe customers should have the freedom to choose where and how their data is stored. With Box Zones leveraging Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), customers can better meet the highest levels of security and regulatory compliance required in their respective geographies.”
"As enterprises turn to cloud as an innovation platform, data is at the center," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud. "Box Zones on the IBM Cloud, with new technology from the recent acquisition of Cleversafe, will provide a platform for clients who prefer to store data in country for performance, security or other advantages. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Box and helping serve clients in Europe and Asia through our network of IBM Cloud Data Centers.”
Pricing and Availability
Box Zones is scheduled to be available next month for an additional fee and leverages Amazon S3 on AWS Regions in Germany, Ireland, Japan and Singapore. Box Zones is also scheduled to be available via IBM Cloud in Europe and Asia later this year for an additional fee.
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As a leading enterprise content management platform, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the expected availability, timing and market acceptance of Box Zones, as well as the benefits that are expected to be derived by Box, its customer sand other stakeholders from Box Zones. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", “future” or “will” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the availability of Box Zones and Box’s financial results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: the successful development and integration of Box’s and Amazon’s and IBM’s technologies, solutions and services; the ability of Box to agree to commercially acceptable terms with each of Amazon and IBM with respect to the services; evolving data privacy laws and regulations; market acceptance of Box Zones; changes in product plans or roadmaps; product development or integration delays; market acceptance of, and customer demand for, the companies' products and services; and changes in the relationship between Box, Amazon and IBM due to the business environment, competitive factors or other factors. Further information on these and other factors that could affect the success of Box Zones or the financial results derived therefrom, can be found in the documents that Box files with or furnishes to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by Box. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Box as of the date hereof. Box assumes no obligation, nor does it intend, to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date on which this press release was first issued. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this press release or other public statements by Box are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Box’s services and products should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.