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GitLab has struck a deal with Digital Ocean to offer autoscaling to ease the build and test bottleneck associated with Continuous Integration. GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij said the advent of CI has necessitated more and more testing, and provisioning the machines needed for this has become more and more expensive and time- …

  1. Bogle

    DataCentre != ex-USA

    Shome mishtake, shurely? Which of us would feel our IP was in safe hands just because the server happened to be local? Not I. It's the legal jurisdiction that matters and with the Yanks, this is considered to be "world".

    1. Len

      Re: DataCentre != ex-USA

      Agreed. Having a datacentre in the EU is all well and good but if the company is an American company your data is still not safe.

      It has to be an EU company (without a foreign parent) to be on the safe side.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Digital Ocean’s operation is currently concentrated in the US, but it has a data centre in Amsterdam, which Sijbrandij reckoned should put to rest any customer concerns over shipping IP out of the EU.

    Nope. That's not how it works at all. Sounds like the guy's been listening to salesmen.

  3. Martin Summers Silver badge

    Digital Ocean have a UK London based data centre now too.

  4. quattroprorocked

    What happened to the Microsoft Ireland case

    Isn't that the one that will clarify if US companies have to hand over EU located data?

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