Sunday, November 15, 2015

Microsoft and AWS set sights on the UK:

Microsoft and AWS set sights on the UK: But will regional cloud data centres resolve data privacy concerns?


In addition to providing benefits for customers in the UK, as lower latency, it is clear that the ads are intended to help solve business renewed concerns over data sovereignty and privacy especially following the recent European Court decision to remove high Safe Harbor Agreement.

But creating new cloud computing facilities in the UK means that companies can now be sure that the data is stored in the country, and kept away from prying eyes? See also: What is the safe harbor agreement?

Both AWS and Microsoft expects to have data centers into operation next year, joining other suppliers - as Rackspace and IBM Softlayer - with clouds installations in England.

Last week, AWS - which has many customers in the UK, including the BBC and Unilever - announced his move to England through the blog CTO Werner Vogels.

And when Microsoft Decoded future event in London this week, CEO Satya Nadella revealed plans to "build public cloud over Hyperscale that works around the world with more regions than anyone," offering their infrastructure as Azure platform services and software as a Office365 service.

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