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Opinion: Why Data Center Locations Matter

BIG DATA

October 3, 2013

Andy Thurai and David Houlding of Intel write for Venture Beat about the importance of controlling where data is stored and processed in the age of Big Data and varied laws across the globe. “While most Big Data providers are able to provide security for the storage and transmission of sensitive data, most implementations that we see don’t provide location transparency or location-contingent data processing,” the authors write, adding, “imagine the power of users being able to choose where their data is processed or stored.” The authors suggest allowing consumers to choose the location and security level of their data and offer technical solutions to make that possible.
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