Box made it a little easier for developers to use its storage services in their applications Tuesday, unveiling new pricing models with set levels of resources.
There are now three options for Box Platform customers to select when paying for services such as storage, API calls, and bandwidth. Box Platform lets developers build applications that need to move content back and forth between users and the app without having to build a whole content management system.
Box created tiers called Starter, Pro, and Custom, and each tier includes a certain level of resources for each tier with a fixed monthly cost. If you go over the limit of a given tier, you’ll pay a little more per API call or gigabyte of storage, and the Custom tier lets power users work out a deal with Box.
Box also offers a free tier for developers to experiment that provides a basic level of resources. More details are available here.
It’s another sign that Box is gaining traction among more traditional enterprise computing customers, who treasure the ability to project their costs over a given period of time. In fact, it’s a rather Microsoftian thing to do, showing that while Box co-founder Aaron Levie might have left his hometown behind to strike it rich in Silicon Valley, he’s following a similar path in building an enterprise software business.