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LOS ALTOS, CA and LONDON – Mar 12, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — Today, at Box World Tour London, Box’s first European customer conference, the company announced that it has doubled customer growth in Europe less than a year after opening its London office in June 2012. Hervé Coureil, chief information officer at global energy management company Schneider Electric, joined Box on stage to also announce a 50,000-seat global Box deployment, one of Box’s largest implementations to date.
“We’re in the midst of a transformation in enterprise software as post-PC devices and cloud applications change where, when and how people work across the globe,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “In this new world, collaboration is at an absolute premium, and connecting people with their content no matter what devices they use is the key to powering productivity. Our global growth speaks to Box’s ability to deliver a collaboration platform built for the post-PC world.”
Box also announced plans to hire executives in Germany and France, a new Box Accelerator data hub in Dublin, and several new partnerships, including a collaboration with one of the United Kingdom’s most successful developer groups, Seedcamp.
“European businesses are primed to transition from traditional legacy IT solutions to more user-friendly, flexible and scalable cloud platforms,” said David Quantrell, general manager of EMEA for Box. “Increasingly, a company’s ability to facilitate collaboration, while securely managing information, is critical to their competitiveness. By moving their content to the cloud with Box, IT professionals are dramatically increasing their companies’ productivity without sacrificing enterprise-grade security.”
In addition to Schneider Electric, Box also announced several new European customers from a wide variety of industries, including:
“Energy management and efficiency are the two initiatives that drive our team and our business forward. When you create a more efficient environment, everyone benefits — you, the consumer, and your business,” said Hervé Coureil, chief information officer at Schneider Electric. “Moving to a cloud technology like Box that provides more efficiency, security and simplicity for our employees was a natural choice for our company.”
Today, Box makes it easy for more than 150,000 businesses and 15 million users around the world to securely manage and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device. Recently, the company received the highest rating in Gartner Group’s MarketScope report on Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing, further solidifying its position as a leader in helping customers move to the cloud.
Box Accelerator and the Box Partner Ecosystem in Europe
First, Box announced the deployment of a new Box Accelerator endpoint to be located in Dublin, Ireland. Initially announced in the fall of 2012, Box Accelerator is a proprietary global data transfer network that delivers Box’s business and enterprise customers as much as 10X faster file upload times, leveraging patent-pending technology to route traffic and ensure the best possible experience wherever customers are working. Dublin is the tenth endpoint in the Box Accelerator network, which extends across North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and South America.
Second, Box announced four new partnerships continuing to build out its supplier and channel ecosystem in Europe with COMPAREX, Bytes Software Services, and Softcat. Third, Box announced a platform partnership with Seedcamp, one of Europe’s successful micro-seed investment funds and mentoring programs. The Seedcamp agreement will enable all 80 of the fund’s startup companies to leverage Box’s secure file sharing and collaboration services.
Today, more than 17,000 third-party developers are building custom applications integrated with the Box platform, giving them enterprise-grade storage, security and collaboration features on a global scale. In the past year alone, Box has more than doubled the amount of apps available to its 15 million users in the Box app store and ended the year with more than 300 Box OneCloud applications across iOS and Android.
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