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  • 1.  Data restrictions within Australia/NZ

    Posted 21 days ago

    Hi All, 

    One of the largest hurdles that I have encountered with trying to deploy Quickbase solutions in Australia is the policies/restrictions around data storage overseas. I am wondering if anyone has also encountered this problem and if there are ways to still supply support with Quickbase to these types of situations?



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    Josh Hamilton
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  • 2.  RE: Data restrictions within Australia/NZ

    Posted 21 days ago

    Hi Josh,

    I too have the same problem. I would have twice as many opportunities to use Quickbase if data could be hoted on local Australasian servers. I've seen it's possible with European servers, now I'm justing waiting for the Australasian servers.

    One thing that interests me is that even if data is hosted within Australia, it is technically still subject to the Patriot Act if it's hosted by an U.S. company (e.g. AWS, Microsoft)

    What is The Patriot Act? According to the act, the U.S. Government has access to both any data held within their borders and all data of companies that operate within the U.S. This means escaping the reach of the Patriot Act isn't easy.

    Therefore, if that's a reason people are not allowing you to deploy Quickbase, you could argue that if they use alternatives like AWS or MS then they are not escaping the Patriot Act.



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    Matt Stephens
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