Oct 20 2013
Talk about subtle marketing, Russian search engine Yandex has started a new cloud offering called Cocaine. “Grab some cocaine in containers” is one of their taglines. I’m sure someone is buying, but I wonder how they expect to get this delivered for their late night parties.
I want to say something about hosting your app engine in Russia, but right now I’m not certain that having it based there is any worse to many people than having it based in the US. I would strongly suggest anyone considering building a new application to review the laws in Russia as well as the contract they’re signing. Of course I’d suggest the same to anyone building upon a service based in the US as well. In any case, encrypt your storage as securely as you can, no matter where you’re storing the application data!
I wonder how developers are going to explian that their applications are built using Cocaine? This isn’t the 80’s and such things aren’t as acceptable as they once were.