Box.net moves towards ‘infinite cloud’ with upgrades to content management collaboration apps
ECM Plus – Cloud content management specialist Box.net is to upgrade storage capacities for both business and personal plans that set a new industry standard for content-centric business services, the company said.
According to Box, the rise in storage space enables users to manage, share and collaborate their data in the cloud without concern for storage limitations.
The upgrade also follows major technical scale and security factors, including SAS70 II certification.
“Vendors are seeing tremendous economies of scale by delivering business applications over the web, and at Box, we’re continuing to pass those benefits on to our customers” commented Aaron Levie, CEO at Box.net. “End users and IT administrators should no longer have to worry about traditional issues such as storage allotments, bandwidth limitations and patches; with today’s upgrades, we want to empower them to focus on what really matters: the sharing and collaboration activities that move their business forward.”
Levie added: “The amount of information generated by enterprises is going to increase exponentially in the coming years, and our vision is to get closer to an ‘infinite cloud’ to help these organizations manage and collaborate around all that content online in a simple, powerful way.”
Box said it was increasing the amount of user storage space available to personal users from 1GB to 5GB. The starting plan for business users now starts at 500GB of shared storage, three times more than the average currently available to business customers, Box stated.
Enterprise plans for larger deployments offer unlimited storage, terabytes of data in the cloud with enterprise-grade security and sophisticated user permission settings. Box said the enterprise plans also offered flexible storage content capabilities
Due to major improvements in hard drive efficiency and utilization, cloud services can scale to meet these demands without the maintenance, regular upgrades and fundamental limitations of on-premise solutions.
Box now has two enterprise-grade data centres and has recently acquired SAS70 II certification. Customers can also access stored content via iPad, iPhone and other handheld devices.