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Hey did you know that AWS has huge massive data centers in China. In fact most of Zoom servers “in China” run on AWS in China. You know who they serve with their China servers? Only Chinese Zoom users. They have 2 data centers or so in China and somewhere around 20 worldwide. Most are in North America where the majority of their business is.

It’s true they made a very temporary mistake while upgrading and didn’t geo-fence some data centers from load sharing. That was fixed in April 2 and they put procedures in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Zoom Chinese servers are entirely irrelevant to the DoD here’s why.

Amazon runs AWS Government Cloud, where Zoom for Government runs. Zoom for government is authorized by DoD and Air Force and FedRamp. Government cloud is closed off from all outside servers and will not load share. This is guaranteed by Amazon. And reminder AWS has Chinese Servers.

You know who else “has Chinese servers”.

Apple - FaceTime
Facebook-Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram
Google-Hangouts, Meet, Duo
Microsoft-Teams, Skype

Guess what. American tech does business in China. Where will DoD go to avoid a company that has Chinese Servers?

DoD will not find a way around that.

Zoom is having some non-existential stumbles, but they are a good American company with a CEO with as an American story as anyone I know. I hope they do not suffer from media hyped Chinese Xenophobia.


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