Today in Cloud

Mainstream attention is focused squarely on North American cloud adoption, with the occasional reference to Europe and our quaint attitude to data privacy. North America certainly remains the dominant market in this space, but for how much longer? Asia offers vast opportunities that we are sometimes in danger of missing. Last week, Amazon added a Japanese region to their existing Singapore hub. Yesterday, IBM announced a $38Million investment in a new Singapore data center. And overnight, RightScale announced a new Japanese subsidiary in a blog post teasingly entitled “Cloud Japan: fastest growing cloud?” I don’t know; is it?