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Could Your Data Be Cut Off?
The unrest in Egypt and resultant Internet brownout (roughly 10% of Egypt's connectivity is still up, so it's not quite a blackout) serves not only as a point of political and human rights concern, but also as a reminder that Internet connectivity can be subject to disruption; even on a national scale.
This is just another reason why, if you're hosting, or considering hosting, mission-critical data or applications in the Cloud, that you need to understand WHERE those servers are located. If your data is outsourced to a data center in Egypt right now, you may be having some issues. There are a lot of countries around the world that are politically unfriendly or unstable and many of them are in a position to offer very cheap data hosting. Unfortunately some cloud providers, in the interests of keeping their costs down, may be willing to overlook the risk of government action, and outsource their own data storage to those countries.
Just another reason, before you sign a hosting agreement, to ask your prospective provider WHERE on the planet they will be hosting your data. And yes, backups too. Get it in writing.