Highlights / Key Facts
Equinixcomprises a global footprint of International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and a global marketplace where companies connect to their customers and partners to form critical business ecosystems. Box initially moved its infrastructure into an Equinix Silicon Valleyfacility and recently added infrastructure in Equinixdata centers around the globe including Chicago, Ashburn, Va., Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kongand Tokyo.
- By choosing Platform Equinix, Box is able to accelerate its growth by safeguarding its infrastructure, improving performance and providing direct connections to its digital supply chain.
- With its service maturing and the number of customers and employees increasing, Box sought a top-tier data center platform as a critical foundation for growth. Specifically, Box was able to distribute its global network of nodes, which are the mission-critical elements of Box’s infrastructure, including the Box Accelerator, which launched in August of 2012. Equinix’s ability to support rapid global expansions is helping Box deliver better results to both businesses and consumers.
Los Altos, Calif., privately held Box provides a secure content-sharing platform for more than 14 million individuals and 140,000 businesses, including 92 percent of the Fortune 500.
Stefan Apitz, vice president of Operations, Box:
Equinix, we know we’ll get consistently high performance and reliability across our data centers. In addition, having our largest customers just a cross connect away helps us forge stronger business relationships. Other colocation sites give you four walls. Equinixis a partner that cares about our business and helps us connect with a global marketplace of partners and customers.”
Chris Sharp, general manager, cloud and content for Equinix:
“The world’s top carriers, networks and ISPs are accessible through
EquinixIBX data centers throughout the globe. This allows Box to choose the locations and networks they require to achieve these superior performance results and deliver to their customers a better experience.”
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Direct Connect at
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,
Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications, among others, and extended to
partner applications such as Google Apps,
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering
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