- Box announced Wednesday it is launching additional Box Zones, the company’s name for its data localization service, in Australia and Canada.
- In May, the company began offering Box Zones — which allow customers to choose where they store their data — in Germany, Ireland, Japan and Singapore..
- Box CEO Aaron Levie said in a blog that the goal is to build "the first truly global cloud content and collaboration."
"By providing customers with choices on where their data is stored, we're able to help our customers adhere to the increasing list of data storage requirements internationally," said Levie.
Box Zones are designed to assist clients outside the United States concerned about privacy crackdowns. Some areas of the world require certain types of data to be stored locally. Offering "in-region data storage," Box can boost both privacy and control in the cloud for its customers. The zones will also alleviate data residency concerns, the company said.
Levie said the company has also made improvements to Box Accelerator to help improve upload speeds, and that it now supports compliance with ISO 27018, a standard that helps businesses across the globe "streamline the protection of personal information."