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Box, which offers a cloud storage and file sharing to business customers, is getting more global, inking a deal to with Equinix to run on six of that company’s IBX data centers around the world.

Up until now, more than half of Box’s claimed 14 million customers were outside the U.S. but all of its data center capacity were there. Now, Box will also run in Equinix IBX data centers in Chicago, Ashburn, Virg., Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo, the company said. Using Equinix, Box said it can boost performance for those customers by 60 percent.

Equinix IBX facilities claim state-of-the-art energy efficiency, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and fire-suppression systems. And they house multiple carriers, networks and internet service providers (ISPs).

That proximity makes it easy for IBX tenants to work with each other. It also helps that many of the big businesses that Box targets also run…

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