Microsoft Azure reaches milestones in Canada, Germany and United States to deliver trusted cloud


This week the Microsoft Cloud reached new major milestones to bring the benefits of Microsoft Azure to additional customers in Canada, Germany and the United States in order to help them achieve more through a highly scalable global cloud platform. This marks a significant expansion of Microsoft’s trusted cloud services in each of the regions, an increase in the announced total of Azure regions to 30, and more choice for Microsoft Cloud customers across the globe.

In the United States, Microsoft Cloud for Government extended its leadership in compliance with FedRAMP High, CJIS expansion and DISA Impact Levels 4 and Level 5 investments. As an extension of its commitment to providing high levels of security controls and compliance required for government data, Microsoft is establishing two new physically isolated Azure Government regions for Department of Defense and DISA Impact Level Impact 5. A first of their kind, these regions to be designated US DoD East and US DoD West, are architected to meet stringent DoD security controls and compliance requirements, and will be specifically dedicated to DoD workloads and data at Level 5. For more detail visit Microsoft Cloud for Government.

Two of Microsoft’s new cloud regions, Azure Canada and Azure Deutschland, a Microsoft cloud with a German data trustee, have each started a significant expansion of Microsoft’s trusted cloud services in delivering an operational preview of Azure cloud services to select customers. The new preview gives select customers and partners a chance to run enterprise-ready Azure services which enable scalable access to infrastructure and storage services from the new cloud environment. Azure customers will benefit from enterprise-grade reliability and performance combined with in-country data residency, including data replication in multiple locations for business continuity. Follow these links for more information on Azure Canada or Azure Deutschland (in German).

During CeBIT, Microsoft Germany also announced the availability of regional Azure IoT Hub. One of the major themes at CeBIT this year is “digital transformation,” and a major part of that evolution for businesses today is the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, Microsoft is addressing the global scale of IoT with regional availability of Azure IoT Hub for early preview through Microsoft Azure Deutschland, a Microsoft cloud with German data trustee. You can read more about Microsoft view of the Internet of Things at our IoT Blog.

Microsoft Azure has now announced 30 regions globally with 22 regions generally available. The Canadian, Deutschland and Microsoft Cloud for Government regions are part of Microsoft’s plans for eight new regions, all backed by Microsoft’s $15 billion (USD) investment in global datacenter infrastructure.

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