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Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application by Rob Linton

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Legalities of Cloud Computing

Let's take a moment to talk about some of the legalities of cloud computing. The biggest obstacle that you will encounter when moving to a cloud-computing model, is that of data security and protection.

There are some interesting things to consider here.

Firstly, let's look at how AWS is set up.

AWS hosts its servers in 'regions'. The current AWS regions are:

  • US-East (Northern Virginia)
  • US-West (Northern California)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

As you can see, the four regions cross three separate country boundaries.

Note

When provisioning a resource within the AWS cloud, Amazon guarantees that your data will never leave the geographic region in which it was initially placed.

It is unclear as to what AWS will have ...

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