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7/15/2014
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Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft

In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.

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Brian.Dean
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7/16/2014 | 5:10:04 AM
Re: Drive For Work
Normally, an unlimited offer is usually accompanied by a fair usage policy. While, at other times, there is a natural barrier that enforces a fair usage policy, for instance, if businesses on average have a 10Mbit/s (upload) connectivity speed, then it would require around 10.5 days transferring a 1TB file into the Cloud. Under the assumption, that the cost to provide 1GB of SDS is 1 cent -- 1TB equals to $10 a month.

I agree, unless data communication technologies advance -- the storage price war is over.
Lorna Garey
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7/15/2014 | 5:06:52 PM
Re: Drive For Work
I'm not sure how giving away your product is a way to establish financial viability. I mean, sure, in a properly managed data center, storage capacity can be pretty cheap. But going all-you-can-eat in the day of massive media libraries while you're in the crosshairs of the likes of Amazon and Google seems like an iffy move.
Thomas Claburn
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7/15/2014 | 4:18:11 PM
Drive For Work
For what it's worth, Google introduced unlimited storage in its $10/user/month Drive For Work offering, which debuted in June.

 
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