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Challenges for Amazon cloud biz, post-Snowden

Published Mon, Dec 22, 2014 · 09:50 PM

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THIS spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored.

In the end, the deal survived only after Taser dropped Amazon.com Inc as the data storage provider for the year-long project. The fact that Amazon did not have a data centre in Britain was a deal breaker for British officials, according to Taser.

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