Box claims 10-fold download boost with new Accelerator
On average, the network optimization service allows uploads at 7MB/sec
Computerworld - Business cloud storage provider Box announced the launch of Accelerator, a network optimization service that it said can increase the speed of uploads and downloads over its existing service by up to 10 times.
On average, file uploads to Box Accelerator were processed at 7MB/sec., the company said.
In order to increase performance, Box opened nine new end-point locations around the world. International users near one of the network endpoints should see the biggest speed increases when uploading content to Box. The new offices are located in Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.
In the U.S., Box also added Accelerator locations in the Portland, Ore., Chicago and New York.
"We've introduced an enterprise architecture that scales with the pace of today's business and addresses the explosive growth of content creation and sharing," Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box said in a statement. "Box Accelerator provides the fastest, most secure channel to connect businesses with their content in the cloud."
Along with its new locations, Box Accelerator uses intelligent routing technology that analyzes user traffic based on location, operating system and browser preferences.
Box said all data saved to its cloud service is also encrypted throughout transit.
Box Accelerator is available today, at no cost, for all Box business and enterprise customers. The service supports file uploads to the Box web application now and will be extended to other features of Box in the future.
Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed . His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Cloud Storage in Computerworld's Cloud Storage Topic Center.
- IDC: Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage This white paper demonstrates how IBM Smarter Storage provides customers with an ideal, proven platform for cloud computing. IBM has a differentiated storage...
- Leveraging Endpoint Backup for Legal Holds & E-Discovery Learn how enterprise endpoint backup can satisfy data collection and preservation requirements in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner than traditional e-discovery methods.
- Checklist for Enterprise-Readiness--Why CrashPlan Ranks #1 for Enterprise Endpoint Backup Read on for a list of Netskope's key criteria that led to CrashPlan's top placement.
- Review: Box beats Dropbox - and all the rest - for business Box trumps Dropbox, Engyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting and...
- Cloud Knowledge Vault Learn how your organization can benefit from the scalability, flexibility, and performance that the cloud offers through the short videos and other resources...
- LIVE EVENT: 5/7, The End of Data Protection As We Know It. Introducing a Next Generation Data Protection Architecture. Traditional backup is going away, but where does this leave end-users? All Cloud Storage White Papers | Webcasts
Our new weekly Consumerization of IT newsletter covers a wide range of trends including BYOD, smartphones, tablets, MDM, cloud, social and what it all means for IT. Subscribe now and stay up to date!