[Beowulf] Cloud Computing (WAS Clustering VPS servers)

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 10:25:53 PDT 2013


Eugene what made you choose them over let's say virtual provider such as
linode?

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On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 06:15:08PM +0100, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:

> Who has jurisdiction over the data let's say if you end up in court.
> Country where the business is based or where the data in the cloud is 
> stored.

In practice both Google and Amazon admitted that US right has precedence,
even for servers in the EU. Which means that these cloud services are
off-limits for any borderline sensitive data, orelse you'll be in hot water
yourself.

Which is why for our application we've ordered a virtual host in Iceland
(1984hosting.com or 1984.is if you speak Islenska). As long as you don't do
anything running afoul of Icelandic law, you're protected by one of the best
data protection laws in the world.
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