Recommendations for Hong Kong datacenter, and a sanity check for my geopolitical conclusions ?
tme at americafree.tv
Sat Jul 25 11:18:55 CDT 2009
On Jul 25, 2009, at 12:05 PM, Charles Wyble wrote:
>> Yes, thank you - that was the datacenter I had read about in my own
>> research. What did you think of the height of that building and
>> its location on reclaimed sea land ? It makes me nervous, but as I
>> said in a different message in this thread, it looks like ALL of
>> urban HK is reclaimed so ... who knows.
> Well where does the HK govt put there servers? If they outsource
> them to a colo, then that might be an interesting place to start.
> Sinking into the sea seems a remote possibility.
Hong Kong is considered to be in a low seismic risk area and is not
near a plate boundary. I don't think that there has ever been a major
Earthquake recorded there. Past performance of course is no guarantee
of future results.
> I don't know much about Hong Kong. I imagine others on the list
> might be able to speak to that better.
>> I was saying that I did not want the servers _inside of_ China, for
>> obvious reasons. Although the actual geography of shenzhen makes
>> it much more appealing, even though we want greater freedom RE:
>> content/filtering/freedom of speech/etc. (if only for principles
> Something something govt event, something something shutting down/
> throttling all connectivity to get there message out.
> The point is, that placing servers directly in China presents
> significant operational issues, that a business can understand (hey
> guess what we can't hit our VPN at random times completely outside
> our control). It has nothing to do with free speech, and everything
> to do with continuity of operations.
> China is.... difficult. I was tangentially related to a China
> deployment project for a massive e-commerce company. My manager was
> discussing the project, and I told him I wanted nothing to do with it.
> Every time my team mate turned around there was another discussion
> with legal going on. Not to mention EVERYTHING was 100% outsourced.
> It was pure unbridled hell for everyone involved with the project.
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