Latest data sovereignty publications

Microsoft takes action on Canadian data sovereignty concerns

Microsoft’s cloud offerings are set to become a local service for local people – at least in Canada. Redmond has announced plans to serve out its Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM products from data centres in Toronto and Quebec, beginning sometime in 2016. Microsoft’s Worldwide Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said in the statement… Read More

Data sovereignty: Indian Air Force smartphone ban forces Xiaomi to announce Indian data centre

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Inc has promised that it will invest in a new Indian data centre in order to allay criticism from the Indian Air Force that one of its popular models sends private data to servers in Beijing. Last week the IAF advised its personnel and their families not to use Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s… Read More

Seattle data centre will repurpose waste infrastructure heat

A new heat-efficient data centre has been proposed in Seattle, Washington, close by the Amazon Rufus 2.0 campus. Graphite Design Group and Clise Properties are proposing the 12-storey edifice, which has a proposed completion date of Q1 2017, and an environmentally amenable solution to the ever-present issue of the heat generated by data centres. The… Read More

VMware launches German data centre focused on data sovereignty

As Switzerland is to banking, it seems increasingly that Germany will be to inviolable data storage. In 2015 virtualisation tech giant VMware will bring a new German data centre online, the latest company to join the growing trend for German data centres that protect their contents from falling into the purview of other countries. Germany… Read More