Box, an online file sharing and cloud content management service, setting its 2012 sight high with adding the “federal government of U.S.” to its customer base. The company which last year grab Procter and Gamble as its one of the largest customer base for the year with helping around 18,000 users to the cloud all set to big high this year.
Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie told TechCrunch that there is a huge opportunity for Box in procuring cloud storage options for government agencies. Levie added that the company is potentially tapping into the $70 billion market for providing technology and software to the government.
The U.S. Army has recently awarded IBM, HP Enterprise Services, General Dynamics, MicroTech, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin nearly $250 million to a group of enterprise cloud companies to consolidate data centers and provision on-demand IT services and private cloud based storage.
Box in 2011 acquires a huge number of customer bases with nearly 77% of the Fortune 500 companies with its cloud storage offerings. The company is currently serving a number of local and state governments with cloud storage services.