Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 17, 2013 as Does it Matter Where Your Data Lives? Does it matter where your computer data such as email, digital photos, personal videos, and documents resides? The Canadian Chamber of Commerce apparently doesn’t think so. It recently joined forces with its U.S. […]
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Politico covers the growing international concern with U.S.-based cloud computing services due to privacy fears.
A new report says Canada is the second-best place in the world to establish massive computer server farms used for cloud computing. I wrote about Canada’s cloud computing advantage late last year.
Amazon is best known for its e-commerce site, yet it is also one of the world’s leading cloud computing providers, offering instant website hosting to thousands of companies and websites. In recent years, the combination of massive computer server farms in remote locations and high speed networks have enabled cloud computing to emerge as a critical mechanism for offering online services and delivering Internet content.
After Amazon pulled the plug, Wikileaks quickly shifted to a European host, demonstrating how easily sites can shift from one cloud provider to another. Although it seems counter-intuitive to consider the physical location of cloud computing equipment when discussing services that by their very definition operate across borders in the â€œcloudâ€, the Wikileaks-Amazon incident provided an important reminder that location matters when it comes to cloud computing.