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Box.net increases storage capacity on content management cloud

by | Oct 29, 2010

Box.net said the goal of raising its cloud capacity is to one day be able to offer an “infinite cloud” to help organizations manage data and collaborate more conveniently.Cloud content management provider Box.net recently announced it has raised the ceiling of its cloud-hosted storage service to make file sharing more convenient for consumer and enterprise users.

Box.net, which has about 4 million end-users, is increasing its free storage capacity for personal users from 1 gigabyte to 5 gigabytes. It is also changing its offering companies to start at 500 gigabytes of storage space – three times the average storage previously available to its business plan customers, the company stated.

Box.net CEO Aaron Levie said the goal is to one day be able to offer an “infinite cloud” to help organizations manage data and collaborate more conveniently.

“End-users and IT administrators should no longer have to worry about traditional issues such as storage allotments, bandwidth limitations and patches,” Levie said. “With today’s upgrades, we want to empower them to focus on what really matters: the sharing and collaboration activities that move their business forward.”

Box.net stated enhancements to its data center and improvements to its enterprise content management software enabled the company to increase its storage offering at no additional cost to the customer.

Box.net cited a report release earlier this year by research firm IDC, which predicted the amount of data generated to grow 44-fold from 2009 to 2020, up to nearly 35 trillion gigabytes.