Azure geographies

Azure regions are organised into geographies. An Azure geography ensures that data residency, sovereignty, compliance and resiliency requirements are honoured within geographical boundaries.

Americas

United States Azure Government Canada Brazil
Regions Central US, East US 2, East US, North Central US, South Central US, West US 2, West Central US, West US US DoD Central, US DoD East, US Gov. Arizona, US Gov. Iowa, US Gov. Texas, US Gov. Virginia, US Sec East1, US Sec West1
Learn more about Azure Government
Canada Central, Canada East Brazil South
Data residency/Sovereignty2 Data stored at rest in the USA Data stored at rest in the USA.
A sovereign offering – a physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure.
Stored at rest in Canada Data replication to the USA
Compliance3 International, regional and industry-specific Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US DoD-specific compliance standards International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific
Available to All US government entities and their partners only All All
Getting started Start for free Request a free Azure Government trial Start for free Start for free

Europe

Europe France United Kingdom Germany Switzerland Norway
Regions North Europe, West Europe France Central, France South UK South, UK West Germany North, Germany West Central
Learn more about Microsoft Cloud Germany
Learn more about the new German data centre regions
Switzerland North, Switzerland West Norway West, Norway East
Data residency/Sovereignty2 Stored at rest in Europe Stored at rest in France Stored at rest in the UK Stored at rest in Germany Stored at rest in Switzerland Stored at rest in Norway
Compliance3 International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific
Available to All France Central: All
France South: Reserved for France Central customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
All Germany West Central: Early access period for selected customers
Germany North: Reserved for Germany West Central customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Switzerland North: Early access period for selected customers
Switzerland West: Reserved for Switzerland North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Norway East: All
Norway West: Reserved for Norway East customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Getting started Start for free France Central: Start for free
France South: Contact Azure support to request access
Start for free Germany West Central and North: Contact Azure support to request access Switzerland North and West: Contact Azure support to request access Norway East and West: Contact Azure support to request access

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific Australia China India Japan Korea
Regions East Asia, Southeast Asia Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Australia East, Australia Southeast Learn more at Azure in Australia China East, China North, China East 2, China North 2
Learn more at Azure In China
Central India, South India, West India Japan East, Japan West Korea Central, Korea South
Data residency/Sovereignty2 Stored at rest in the Asia Pacific region Stored at rest in Australia A sovereign offering – an independent, dedicated network within China Stored at rest in India Stored at rest in Japan Stored at rest in Korea
Compliance3 International, regional and industry-specific Local and industry-specific China-specific Local and industry-specific Local and industry-specific Coming soon
Available to All Australia Central: All
Australia Central 2: For Australia Central customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Organisations with a business presence in China All All All
Getting started Start for free Australia Central: Start now
Australia Central 2: Contact Azure support to request access
Support request instructions
Request Azure in China trial Start for free Start for free Start for free

Middle East and Africa

Africa United Arab Emirates
Regions South Africa North, South Africa West
Learn more at Azure in South Africa
UAE Central, UAE North
Learn more about Azure UAE
Data residency/Sovereignty Stored at rest in South Africa Stored at rest in the UAE
Compliance International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific
Available to South Africa North: All
South Africa West: Reserved for South Africa North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
UAE North: All
UAE Central: Reserved for UAE North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Getting started South Africa North: Start for free
South Africa West: Contact Azure support to request access
UAE North: Start for free
UAE Central: Contact Azure support to request access

1 Some regions have been announced and coming soon

2 Get data residency details

3 For the latest compliance information, visit the Microsoft Trust Center

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