Box Zones offers European companies local data storage

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Hotel_Hubertus_RokocinOver the past several years, organizations in Europe and Asia have been looking for ways to bring their data closer to home. New rules, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and the increasing reach of international intelligence organizations have made businesses think twice about where and how they store important information.

To address those concerns, IBM and Box have partnered to create Box Zones, which gives organizations in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK the opportunity to store data within their own regions using a hybrid cloud service. The idea is to help organizations keep up with their own countries’ ever-changing regulatory environments.

It’s also the way of the future. IDC predicts that public cloud IT infrastructure will more than 14 percent this year.

For more about the benefits of Box Zones, check out InformationWeek’s post about the announcement.

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