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Box Advances Global Cloud With Enhancements to Box Zones and Box Accelerator

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug 10, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Box BOX, +0.40% a leading enterprise content management platform, today announced its Box Zones offering will support regional data storage in Australia and Canada, as well as enhancements to its Box Accelerator technology that dramatically speeds global performance, delivering two to six times faster upload times. Box also announced support for compliance with ISO 27018. Box Zones joins innovations like Box Shuttle, Box KeySafe and Box Governance to provide customers with a modern content platform perfectly attuned to the way people work today.

“As business becomes more global and connected, our goal is to ensure that secure collaboration with coworkers, partners and customers across boundaries is as seamless and fast as possible,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “In fewer than three months, we’ve added two new locations to Box Zones and delivered a faster, more reliable experience to our customers with the new Box Accelerator. As regulations and compliance become more complex, we’re focused on making it simple for our customers to do epic work and accelerate growth across the globe.”

More than 62,000 businesses, including 59% of the Fortune 500, rely on Box for secure content management in the cloud, and nearly half of all activity in Box occurs outside of the US. Multinational businesses like AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G and Schneider Electric have teams that span the globe and require secure international collaboration to be successful.

"Shopify is committed to providing innovative and efficient ways for our merchants to manage their businesses around the globe," said Mike Gagnon, Controller, Shopify. “As a company headquartered in Canada, it’s great to see Box’s commitment to customers in every country. The added choice and control around where our data is stored combined with Box's focus on global performance will continue to align us and have meaningful impacts on our business."

Box Zones Brings Choice to Businesses in Canada and Australia

For the first time, Box Zones will bring in-region data storage options to businesses in Canada and Australia. Originally launched in April of this year, Box Zones lets customers choose where their valuable corporate data is stored through partnerships with Amazon Web Services and IBM Cloud, enabling customers to centrally manage...