Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) has confirmed the launch of a new France Zone, which will allow businesses to securely store their content in France, with a primary data center in Paris and a secondary data center in Marseille. The addition of the France Zone brings the global network of Box’s flagship Box Zones service to nine zone locations, all of which are designed to provide scale and flexibility for in-region storage.
Box is dedicated to providing products and services that meet the highest standards for privacy, security, and compliance. Box KeySafe allows enterprises to manage their encryption keys independently, and Box Governance offers clients the opportunity to streamline their content lifecycle management with configurable retention timelines, preservation for defensible discovery, and disposition management, in addition to Box Zones.
The new Box Zone in France joins a global network of Box Zones that includes Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as secondary storage choices in Singapore and Ireland. Multi-zones, which were introduced in 2018, improved the ability to work across Zones while using a single Box instance. Customers who use Box Zones can add up to seven Zones for free, modify allocated Zones simply, and get global visibility of content storage with real-time reporting.
Box Zones allow businesses, particularly those in highly regulated industries, to store data in the region(s) of their choice without affecting the usability. In the last year, the global use of Box Zones has more than doubled. The establishment of the France Zone will assist clients in meeting data residency rules by enabling them to store encrypted, at-rest material in France when uploading and downloading within the region. Data residency is defined by Box as the location where customers choose to store their content to meet storage needs.
Additionally, the France Zone is available now as part of the Box Zones offering. Customers can choose between seven regions with one to nine primary and secondary zones in a single-zone configuration or a multi-zone configuration with seven regions and one to nine primary and secondary zones. For more information on Box Zones, including the France Zone, see the official website.