ibm-imageTech giant IBM has developed a technique that should help enterprise firms manage where their cloud data is stored.

This is aimed at helping businesses to comply with regional legislation regarding cloud content.

The technology was revealed through US patent no. 8,676,593, called “Geographic governance of data over clouds.”

The service enables companies to choose or change the location of cloud data, allowing them to more easily obey local regulations.

IBM said the invention should help companies overcome the challenge of managing and governing cloud content in accordance with the law in different countries.

The service was described as a, “method implemented in a computer infrastructure including a combination of hardware and software includes: receiving a request from a local computing device to save data on a network including a plurality of data storage locations in a plurality of different geographic regions.”

It allows businesses to control where their cloud data is stored by acting as a smart routing device. Firms can mark or tag their data and store files in the appropriate location easily.

The system that will allow businesses to efficiently manage and move data in the cloud, while meeting required compliance mandates in different countries.

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