Box, cloud file synergistic and shared service provider, announced to release Box Shuttle service. This new service will put software and consulting work together in order to help enterprises to transfer data to Box effectively. Until now, this service is still on trial and is supposed to introduce it on the market in autumn.
Box will make full use of Box Shuttle service to help enterprise to realize the data transfer by offering advice. This service plays an important role to those enterprises do not reply much on their own storage infrastructure. So far, Box attracted some top 500 enterprises, including Coca Cola, Eli Lily, GE and Pfizer. Box has a promising prospective.
Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, expressed during the interview of VentureBeat that it encountered the next problem is how clients to obtain and save their data from the database and transfer those data to cloud platform.
Box avails of Shuttle service to integrate software business, consulting business and some other sections to solve the difficulties that may meet during the data transfer.
In fact, the other cloud providers apply their own means to help enterprises to transfer data to cloud platform as well. Google for Work has a lots of partners to support the promotion of Google Drive. Microsoft also has its own partner to promote OneDrive service. Besides, Amazon AWS released the Snowball service which enabled enterprises to upload data on Snowball, then transfer to AWS. However, Shuttle applies another means to transfer data. Levie claimed that enterprises could transfer data all at once to its platform.
Levie assumed that its clients might avail Snowball service some day to upload data from AWS S3 and then to transfer it to Box. He claimed that the Box Shuttle service charges at least $ 2,000.