Why location matters when you put your data in the cloud

04/27/2012 | Network World

For a number of reasons, customers may want their cloud-based data to be stored in certain geographical locations. For example, a gaming company may want its information to be stored near its customers to reduce latency. "Most of the largest providers have data center operations fairly well dispersed globally. For the most part, it's pretty explicit where the data is," said Michael Crandell of RightScale.

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