A common concern expressed about cloud computing in Australia is that it’s not viable to use cloud services located offshore, either for questionable legal reasons or because of performance. But that concern doesn’t seem to actually be impacting buying decisions.
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A survey of Australia businesses by Telsyte found that two-thirds of businesses with a cloud presence do use an offshore provider. Of the CIOs quizzed for the Australian Infrastructure & Cloud Computing Market Study 2015, 46 per cent said there were no restrictions placed on using overseas services.
That doesn’t mean hosting locally won’t bring benefits — but with so much of the emphasis on cloud deployments being around cost savings, it’s not surprising cheaper offshore options remain popular.