The impact of governement on cloud computing

If this story about Microsoft moving their Azure (cloud computing) platform from one US state to another for tax reasons is true, there has never been a starker reminder of the role of government policy will play in Cloud computings future.

Tax breaks, privacy laws, lobby groups protecting everything from jobs, industry sectors, to legacy industry (internet music anyone?) , Intellectual property and of course national security will all play a role in cloud computings future. 

Have no doubt about it, this will lead to fragmentation, regulation and regionalisation of cloud computing….