Latency is often cited as a reason why offshore data centres aren't a great choice. Figures cited at Data Center World suggest the issue isn't going to be resolved in a hurry.
During his opening keynote, Litbit CEO Scott Noteboom quoted the following figures for typical response times when connecting to US data centres.
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While major cloud providers such as AWS and Azure typically offer cloud hosting in multiple countries, many customers choose the US option either because it's cheaper or to provide better service to US customers. However, even the US performance isn't ideal for some applications. "50ms or under is what people are driving towards," Noteboom said.
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