Space, The Final Frontier...again
Box.net, the leader in cloud content management, has launched (no pun intended) a new initiative to remove the limits of cloud services. Storing the content of 4 million users takes up a lot of space (again, not intended), and existing solutions are not robust enough to support our future growth.
Thanks to a new 500 Million round of funding from DST, Box.net has released our new space computing initiative to the public.
New Product Enhancements:
Interplanetary file redundancy
Geographic redundancy is great, but what happens when a meteor hits Earth and destroys it? Box has that solved with interplanetary redundancy. Your files will be stored on a minimum of 3 planets with at least one in another galaxy, reducing the risk of black holes, alien invasions and yet-undiscovered space things.
To decrease file loading times with our new system, we have implemented a WarpTravel content distribution network using an Alcubierre drive, which serves files to the planet closest to you, at any time.
Secure file deletion
Rest assured, when a file is removed from our service, its gone forever. Using our patented black hole algorithm, we ensure your file is sent through a black hole of at least 4 million solar masses.
Take a tour of our new office:
Back to Work
Employees enjoying a nice ride to work in the Box space elevator.
Oxygen Leak Doesn't Hurt Productivity(2 of 3)
Janice and Dana enjoying an engineering meeting despite a small oxygen leak.
Buzz Aldrin PM(3 of 3)
Mr. Aldrin posing for a photo. Buzzy, as we like to call him, works as a product manager on the social components of Box features, letting user invite one another, showing who is following who etc.
HARRY Customer Support(3 of 3)
HARRY is our automated customer support system, programmed to speak 27 languages and work 24/7 (earth cycles).
Here's a test example:
Dave: I'm having trouble sharing a file
HARRY: It can only be attributable to human error.
Casual Work Environment(3 of 3)
Using the latest gear, we encourage employees to don comfortable but protective space gear. Here, Karen is wearing neutrin protective head gear with wifi enhancing ears.
Ops Keeping Things in Shape(3 of 3)
Jerry is keeping our Mars station moving as part of the domesticated tech ops team. Jerry joins us from the Russian space program where he spent 3 years working in an operant chamber.
Growth Prediction(3 of 3)
Martin planning our growth strategy for 2010 to 2020. Space might be infinite but it takes careful planning to choose the right solar systems to expand to.
Leisure Time with Simulated Ping-Pong(3 of 3)
Working in space can be stressful, that's why we've purchased a gravity/ping-pong simulation game for employees to enjoy during breaks.
Schmutnik Relay(3 of 3)
One of the many relay devices powering our interplanetary CDN.
Playing With Gravity at a Brain Storm(3 of 3)
Here Josh is having a little fun with the lack of gravity during a sales meeting.
Employees in the Lounge Area(3 of 3)
An employee on a conference call in our lounge room. Notice how we've decorated the room with artificial lights and windows to simulate a natural earth-like enviroment.
Clouds are small, space is infinite.
Stop Global Warming
Warm other planets instead.
Solar panels = free energy.
Avoid earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes.
"Cloud computing is stupid...this, however, changes everything" - Larry Ellison
"This looks amazing. (Brought to you by RackSpaceSpace)" - Robert Scoble
"If TechCrunch had any foresight, they would have seen this coming" - Loren Feldman
"Microsoft is "all in" to this space thing, announcing SharePoint BlackHole: Infinite space to lose infinite content" - Steve Ballmer
"I want to redesign this page so bad"
- Mark Zuckerberg