US slams Australia’s on-shore cloud fixation | Delimiter:

The United States’ global trade representative has strongly criticised a perceived preference on the part of large Australian organisations for hosting their data on-shore in Australia, claiming it created a significant trade barrier for US technology firms and was based on a misinterpretation of the US Patriot Act.

So… even though we would have to suffer higher latency (150ms vs 30ms) and deal with data sovereignty issues, we should still prefer Uncle Sams’ cloud offerings over that of our own. No thanks.