Monday, September 17th, 2012

Moving at the Speed of Business: Introducing Box Accelerator

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As you’ll see with the product updates coming at BoxWorks in just a few weeks, our mission at Box is to fundamentally change the way people work – we’re constantly seeking new ways to improve the efficiency of everyday tasks. A big part of this is making sure every experience is clean, simple and fast for our users around the world.

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Box Accelerator™, an enterprise-grade global data transfer network that gives our business and enterprise customers up to a 10X boost in upload speeds. A combination of new infrastructure in nine locations throughout the world and innovative network intelligence software, Box Accelerator delivers performance enhancements and a better user experience – with all the trusted security and reliability you love about Box.

International users near one of the new network endpoints, whether they’re in sight of the new Box office in London or just getting things done in Sydney, should see the biggest speed increases when uploading content to Box. Located here in the US? Not to worry – we’ve also placed Box Accelerator locations in the Northwest, Midwest and on the East Coast so nearly everyone will experience quicker file uploads.

 With Box Accelerator, we’re able to give our customers the fastest way to get their content to the cloud. What can 10X faster uploads mean to a business? Look at it this way: instead of waiting one hour for a several-hundred MB file to post, 10X faster means you get it done in under 6 minutes. And you don’t need to take our word for it – neutral, third party testing provider Neustar found that Box had the lowest average upload time across all locations tested, and was 2.7 times faster than the closest competitor globally. 

Start uploading your files to Box and let us know how you like the new speed below or @BoxHQ – and stay tuned for even more ways we’ll be changing the way you work when Aaron Levie takes the stage at BoxWorks!

  • cryptochrome

    does this also apply to the web interface or only to file up/downloads? My problem with Box has never been file transfer speed. It’s always been the sluggish, slow webinterface.

  • cryptochrome

    Does this also apply to the webinterface or to file transfers only? My biggest problem with Box was never file transfer speeds, but the sluggish and extremely slow web interface.

    • Peter Lbdg

      I agree. Web interface need a major improvement.

    • Mark Saldana

      File transfers for now. We’re working on making the UI faster. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Yoo

    Tokyo? Isn’t it Taipei?

    • Mark Saldana

      Nope, it’s in Tokyo. Apologies if the map isn’t clear.

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  • CK

    Has this been implemented in Sydney? Is there anything we need to do to initiate? Our performance hasn’t improved

  • Nichlas H

    Am i understanding correct that this will not improve speeds for personal users?