Box eyes education industry with unlimited storage offer

Preceding the education sector, Box most ​recently rolled out a tailored line of service for the financial industry in February.

Checking off industries like bullet points on a to-do list, enterprise cloud company Box revealed its latest target on Monday.

That would be the education industry, although the latest offering is a bit different than those pitched to other corporate customers.

Not only is Box touting tailored features and apps designed to foster collaboration and learning on the platform, but Box is also promising unlimited cloud storage space for higher education institutions that adopt Box through its Internet2 NET+ initiative.

Established in 2012, the Internet2 NET+ started out to deploy next-generation cloud infrastructures and solutions within the research and academic communities. It has since been

Available for both Internet2 member and non-member universities, pricing for the Internet2 NET+ Box service is based on the size of the institution.

The Los Altos, Calif.-headquartered company previously unveiled a unified business vertical strategy during its annual customer expo, BoxWorks, last September.

Dubbed Box for Industries, the enterprise cloud provider built upon its existing storage, collaboration and data management platform and services for healthcare and legal professionals, extending and optimizing those capabilities for roughly a dozen more verticals, ranging from energy and government to manufacturing and construction.

Using retail as an example, a user can tap into and edit metadata templates linked to individual products and seasonal lines when collaborating with vendors and advertisers at external organizations -- all from within the Box platform.

Preceding the education sector, Box most recently rolled out a tailored line of service for the financial industry in February.

In June, Box also stepped up its governance service, designed to support enterprise compliance requirements, making the add-on satisfying FINRA and SEC 17a-4 compliance for financial services companies generally available.