Interesting comments from a USA citizen about the European perception of cloud computing and the Patriot Act.
Frankly, being from the US, I always assumed that US companies and especially US Government agencies wanted their data stored in US based clouds. It would seem that many outside the US have very different feelings about storing in the US. Read more here »
In his article he quotes a presentation and comments from Juergen Urbanski of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, discussing the length that European customers will go to to keep their data out of the USA and USA Cloud providers.
The point they both seem to be converging on is that even if the fear of the Patriot Act is overblown, the reality is that there is a demand for secure European cloud services.