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Amazon To Launch Sydney Data Center 63

schliz writes "Amazon Web Services will unveil its first Australian data centers on Tuesday, ending more than a year of speculation. The move is expected to address enterprises' data soverignty and latency concerns, although local cloud providers argue that data held by U.S. company Amazon would still be subject to the Patriot Act."
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Amazon To Launch Sydney Data Center

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 10, 2012 @01:58AM (#41940127)
    Contrary to popular belief, Australia's international *bandwidth* is not too bad, it's in the high 10's if not into the 100's of Gb/s in total now. Amazon already has a data centre in Singapore and services hosted there still suck. There are these things called round-trip-time and latency, which are actually much worse for the performance of interactive applications than lack of bandwidth alone. Having services hosted on continent will help out a lot, well, the eastern side anyway, Perth might still have some problems.
  • Re:Patriot Act? (Score:5, Informative)

    by dbIII (701233) on Saturday November 10, 2012 @03:21AM (#41940453)
    It seems you have missed the point of the example of US law applying to US operations offshore.

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