I would like to know if UbuntuOne has server locally in South Africa? I currenly use dropbox, but due to bandwidht speeds the sync speed is not what it should be. It would be great if theres a local server(s) to handle file sync and streaming audio.
I'm pretty sure there is no U1 server in South Africa.
You can look at the source code in the
(It's possible the client later connects elsewhere, but I'm pretty sure not.)
Ubuntu One is currently (AFAIK) based off Amazon's S3 storage service. Amazon have a section about the regions they offer in their S3 FAQ:
So nothing anywhere near Africa.
I should point out that while U1 could provision the nearest storage to you, it's more likely that everybody gets put in the same place. Backup storage isn't really a latency-sensitive thing so I'd imagine Ubuntu use whatever is most convenient and/or cheapest for them.
... But I'd wait for somebody from Canonical to comment on that before you take it as fact.