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EU cloud service companies have until 5 March this year to bid for lucrative EU Commission contracts. The Commish tender call aims to secure about 2,500 virtual machines and 2,500TB of storage for up to four years. The plan is to enable EU institutions to use cloud-based IT services before the end of 2015. As yet, there is no …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    Best comment ever.

    must be kept on European Union territory for “essential security and data protection reasons”.

    Ha ha ha ha ha haaa haaaaa...good one.

    1. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

      Re: Best comment ever.

      I hope they also have a clause saying that the bidders must have no American presence as well.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Best comment ever.

        If you exclude European companies who have a subsidiary in the US, you are limiting the bidding to some pretty small shops who might not be up to the task.

        1. Alan_Peery

          Subsidiary -> parent != parent -> subsidiary

          If you're referring to the recent assertions by the US that the the Ireland branch of Microsoft must respond to US warrants without reference to Ireland's wishes (, that is a parent corp -> subsidiary relationship. What you're talking about would be a subsidiary -> parent relationship, and I don't think the legal situations are comparable.

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