[LINK] itN: MS Oz-Azure Not Oz-Assured

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Apr 9 16:43:46 AEST 2018

On Mon, 2018-04-09 at 14:00 +1000, Roger Clarke wrote:
> [But back then I'd never come across any provider who had a clue how
> to even detect the geographical and/or jurisdictional location of an
> instance, far less how to prevent an instance being run up in a
> jurisdictional location that was on a blacklist, or missing from a
> whitelist.

AWS is aware of where any given instance is, right down to the square
metre. Users know down to the city. Although AWS could be lying when
they say that ap-southeast-2a is in Sydney. There really is no way to

Assuming AWS is not lying, it is not required that one be aware of
instance locations. If you just say "give me an instance" you will get
one - somewhere. But you can then find out where it is.

If you want to not set up instances in particular regions it's not
really AWS' job to stop you. However, they provide tools so that you
can stop yourself. It's probably those sorts of steps that defence is
talking about for Azure. And maybe Azure doesn't have the tools.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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