We have more options than they do, and it sounds like some of their problems are internal communications, due to their geography.
However, it doesn't undermine your central argument in promotion of in-country hosting.
@yojimbo Yes. I think even with the redundant links, we're still vulnerable, e.g. to misadventure and deliberate sabotage... And, of course, folks who thinking the small number of foreign-owned cloud facilities being built in NZ will solve the problem, need to remember that just being onshore isn't enough, either. The US-owned ones will still be subject to the US Patriot and Cloud Acts. We need our gov't to *prefer* domestically owned clouds (not actively shun them, as they have so far).
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.