[LINK] Microsoft slams local data centre edict

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Fri Nov 25 11:05:02 AEDT 2011

> So it appears that a contract can set the terms of the jurisdiction.

You are assuming the breach is a matter for civil litigation rather than
criminal prosecution or coronial investigation.

BTW, an offshore data centre would more likely be in Singapore rather
than in the USA.

I'm with Richard's view, as there's a wide understanding that Microsoft
have a policy of limiting the number of costly data centres, that the
Asia-Pacific data centre is in Singapore, and that a Australia data
centre would run counter to this corporate policy. Rather than fight
Microsoft's management the submission author obviously decided to fight
the issuing department instead -- after all, nothing to lose, much to
gain. All it has taken is a few carefully written paras in a submission
("will not necessarily", "arguably", ...) and a briefing of a

 Glen Turner <http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/>

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