Box & Microsoft team up to offer AI and storage on Azure

29 June, 2017, 18:48 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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Microsoft and Box, a cloud management and file storage company, have announced a partnership which aims to leverage the software giant's Azure platform in "shared go-to-market investments".

Microsoft Azure is to become the strategic cloud platform for Box as part of an expanded partnership. Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service offers a technical foundation upon which companies like Box can run their services, in addition to its cloud-computing applications, such as its OneDrive online service that competes with Box.

Businesses globally will be able to purchase Box's cloud content management platform, as well as extended functionality like Box Governance, while choosing to store their Box content on Azure.

In all 40 Azure services are now on the CCSL list as well as 10 Office 365 services - massively extending what is available to create trusted, resilient, open solutions on a hyperscale cloud.

Box Zones also lines up with Box's popular KeySafe encryption service, which now relies on Amazon Web Services. In the future, Box will take advantage of Azure's global footprint (49 datacenter regions) to expand Box Zones coverage to many more regions. However, Box co-founder Aaron Levie explained that this new alliance is meant to combine Box services with Microsoft's intelligent cloud.

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Last but not least, Box will also integrate the Azure Cognitive Services to help provide, for example, media and entertainment professionals with a way of indexing their videos stored on the service, thus enabling more powerful video search capabilities.

The deal is a good one for both companies, it gives Box access to the biggest enterprise company, and with collaboration and content management offerings such as Box's thriving off partnerships and integrations, there isn't a bigger company to be aligned with.

Box isn't as fierce a rival to Microsoft as Linux and Apple have been.

At Box, our mission is to power how the world works together.

The two companies will now work to better integrate their products and sell the combined services.


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