Box Doubles European Customer Growth, Announces Major Global Deployment With
Company Unveils New Partnerships, Plans for Expansion into Munich and
LOS ALTOS, CA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- 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. Herve
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
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.
Since launching in June 2012, Box has grown its team in London to 40
employees and is bringing on local leaders in Paris and Munich to
serve its growing customer base in France and Germany.
"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, includi
-- Hopkins Architects, a British architectural firm, relies on Box to
make it easy to securely access and share blueprints, CAD files,
contracts and other business critical content.
-- Mondi, an international paper and packaging company, uses Box to power
collaboration among employees, customers and suppliers globally.
-- Rightster, a U.K. video distribution and monetization startup, uses
Box as a document repository for their sales team, enabling on-the-go
access to up to date documents and collateral.
-- Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, international consultancy,
engineering and management service provider, implemented Box to
support their engineers to effectively work together, share
information and manage their projects from anywhere in the world.
-- XL Video, global provider of video equipment and services for
concerts, arts, corporate and television events, uses Box to enable
content sharing and collaboration across its locations in Europe and
-- XM Solutions, Ireland's largest a print and project management firm,
instituted Box to ease file access and sharing, helping designers and
clients collaborate and finalize graphics more efficiently.
"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 Herve 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
Box has continually invested in global technology infrastructure and
partnerships to support its aggressive expansion. To that end, Box
announced three major developments for continued global growth today.
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.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing
platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be
shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone,
Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to
partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.
Today, more than 15 million people and 150,000 businesses worldwide
use Box. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and
backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture
Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners,
General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture
Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors
salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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