Box partners with AWS and IBM for Box Zones

Box, the California based online file sharing company has announced that it will be using the expertise of both Amazon web services and IBM cloud to get geographically granular with its storage services.

Announcing the same at Box World Tour Europe on April 12, 2016, the Redwood City based content management company revealed its plans to offer the service called Box Zones which is a response to the evolving European Union Regulations.

Box Zones will provide users a choice of storing data regionally across Europe and Asia, while still addressing local data storage requirements. The service will include document watermarking, granular permission controls, commenting and tasks and file preview.

Instead of building data centers on its own, Box will be using AWS and IBM Cloud data centers. By taking data center space and equipment on lease, Box Zones will allow ‘Box’ users content to be stored physically in Germany, Ireland, Singapore and Japan based on customer needs.

Box Zones joins services such as Box KeySafe and Box Governance and will act as the latest deployment option for international box customers.

Box has announced that the new service will be available from early next month for an extra fee.


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