Box/IBM intro Box Zones, letting customers choose where their data resides
For many organizations the matter of where there cloud-based data resides is of extreme importance. Organizations have performance, privacy and governance concerns to contend with, and data sovereignty is a big part of this. With that in mind, Box Inc. is expanding its partnership with IBM to introduce Box Zones, giving corporate customers the option of storing data locally or in the U.S.
With the introduction of Box Zones, the two companies are giving customers in Asia and Europe the chance to store their data within the country of their choice, with the initial options being IBM’s data centers in Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, France and Italy. Not only that, but Box Zones have also been designed to support hybrid cloud environments, which means businesses can choose which data to store in the cloud and which should reside on-premises.
John Morris, general manager at IBM Cloud Object Storage, explained that while organizations want to tap into the benefits of…
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