Brexit and its possible impact on cloud computing vendors

An article published in ZDNet outlines several scenarios on how cloud computing vendors could be affected by Brexit. In the first scenario, presented as ‘highly likely’, UK data centre plans by large cloud providers could be paused, as the UK may adopt new laws and regulations for cloud providers. In a ‘likely’ scenario, cloud providers that would have gone to the UK would turn to Ireland instead, making the country a hub for Western European cloud operations. On the opposite side, a scenario described as ‘possible over time’ argues that UK could become more business and tech friendly, and this could lead to more data centers being built in the country.