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Right now the efficacy of Box Accelerator is primarily dependent on the client's location with respect to the nine new Box data end-points in the company's global data transfer network. The company has already established Box Accelerator locations in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
"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," Shirk wrote.
Fueling International Expansion
Within the United States, Box has already established network endpoints in New York, Chicago and Portland, Ore., as well as at the company's headquarters in Los Altos, Calif. According to Shirk, having four Box Accelerator locations in the Northwest, Midwest and on the East Coast of the United States means that nearly all the company's U.S.-based clients will experience quicker file uploads.
"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," Shirk said.
On average, file uploads to Box were processed in testing at 7 MB per second.
Box recently announced a $125 million investment round, including $100 million from General Atlantic, to fuel continued expansion of Box Accelerator.
"As Box continues to expand internationally, it's critical that we provide all our customers with a consistently great experience and rapid data access ," said Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie.