Box Doubles European Customer Growth, Announces Major Global Deployment With Schneider Electric Company Unveils New Partnerships, Plans for Expansion into Munich and Paris 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 (http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=995551), 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. EMEA Momentum 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 ng: -- 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 the U.S. -- 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. About Box 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. Contact Meghan Hughes Sr. PR Manager Box Meghan@box.com
Box Doubles European Customer Growth, Announces Major Global Deployment With Schneider Electric
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