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Is there a Cloud over a set of Islands?

I was recently on an island and it got me thinking about whether a set of close islands can support a highly mobile cloud? If not what would be needed to make the Islands Cloud safer from the vagaries of Mother Nature, such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Can a cloud provider be based on an island? or would it need to be on every island? Only the mainland?

A cloud provider needs several things:

  • Large footprint buildings with adequate cooling, electricity, etc.
  • Fast interconnects between its various locations
  • Redundancy in the form of building, functionality, etc.
  • Protections from all forms of disasters
  • Treaties

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