The company's eventual move to set up an Australian datacentre has the potential to place increasing pressure on the remaining cloud computing holdouts.
The chief executive of software as a service player NetSuite acknowledged during a visit to Australia in October last year that the company was considering eventually rolling out infrastructure in Australia. In February 2010, Google stopped short of committing to an Australian datacentre at some stage, but noted that discussions were ongoing.
Amazon is not known to have expressed interest in an Australian datacentre, with its nearest infrastructure believed to be located in Singapore.
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