[Beowulf] Cloud Computing (WAS Clustering VPS servers)

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 23:06:51 PDT 2013

That is what the EU is trying to do in regards to the security issue of the
cloud. They are also working on creating a European Cloud.

If you like I can fish out the memo that they had sent out if you fancy a
read on what the EU is doing.

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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Cloud Computing (WAS Clustering VPS servers)

On 03/21/2013 01:15 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> I have mentioned cloud computing solutions in my thesis and there was 
> a memo put out by the EU over security of the cloud.
> The biggest question in terms of legalities.
> 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.

Yes !!!

And what if your data is legal in one jurisdiction traverses a region where
that data is illegal?  Think privacy/health/etc.

I wrote a bunch of posts about these issues over the years.  Links below.

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and others.  You have to be worried about where your data is stored, what
you are computing with it.  No single provider can provide you with
everything.  You *need* multiple providers.  And getting a common API would
be wonderful.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics, Inc.
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