Azure geographies

Each Azure geography contains one or more regions and meets specific data residency and compliance requirements. This lets you keep your business-critical data and apps nearby on a fault-tolerant, high-capacity networking infrastructure.

Find the Azure geography that meets your needs

Get all of the information you need to get started on Azure in the geography that best fits your needs, from compliance to resiliency features. Select an Azure geography using the drop-down menu and compare to other geographies nearby.1

Regions

Brazil South

Start for free

Location São Paulo State
Year opened 2014
Availability Zones presence Available in 2021
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Not available
Industry Compliance
CDSA, GxP, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Data residency

Data replication to the US

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Available to All customers and partners
Regions

Canada Central

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Canada East

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Location Toronto Quebec City
Year opened 2016 2016
Availability Zones presence Available in 2020 Nearest region with zones coming soon: Canada Central
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
PIPEDA
Industry Compliance
CDSA, GxP, NERC, OSFI, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
PIPEDA
Industry Compliance
CDSA, GxP, NERC, OSFI, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Data residency

Stored at rest in Canada

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Stored at rest in Canada

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Available to All customers and partners All customers and partners
Regions

Mexico Central

Coming soon

Location Querétaro State
Year opened Coming soon
Availability Zones presence Not available
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Not available
Industry Compliance
CDSA, GxP, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Data residency

Stored at rest in Mexico

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Products by region Coming soon
Available to Coming soon
Regions

Central US

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East US

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East US 2

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North Central US

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South Central US

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West Central US

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West US

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West US 2

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Location Iowa Virginia Virginia Illinois Texas Wyoming California Washington
Year opened 2014 2012 2014 2009 2008 2016 2012 2016
Availability Zones presence Available with 3 zones Available with 3 zones Available with 3 zones Nearest region with zones coming soon: South Central US Available in 2020 Nearest region with zones available: West US or West US 2 Available in 2021 Available with 3 zones
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
EU-US Privacy Shield
Industry Compliance
23 NYCRR 500, CDSA, CFTC 131, FERPA, FFIEC, FINRA, GLBA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, MPAA, NERC, PCI DSS, SEC 17a-4, SEC Regulation SCI, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Data residency

Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Stored at rest in the United States

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Products by region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region See products in this region
Available to All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners All customers and partners
Regions

US DoD Central

Getting started

US DoD East

Getting started

US Gov Arizona

Getting started

US Gov Texas

Getting started

US Gov Virginia

Getting started

US Sec Central

Coming soon

US Sec East

Getting started

US Sec West

Getting started

Location Iowa Virginia Arizona Texas Virginia Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Year opened 2017 2017 2017 2017 2014 Coming soon 2020 2020
Availability Zones presence Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Available in 2020 Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia Nearest region with zones coming soon: US Gov Virginia
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Global Compliance
CIS Benchmark, CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification, CSA STAR Self-Assessment, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, WCAG 2.0
Regional/Country Compliance
Continuous commitment to the highest breadth and depth of US government-specific or US Department of Defense-specific compliance standards.
CJIS, CNSSI, DFARS, DoD L2, DoD L4, DoD L5, DoE 10, EAR, FDA CFR Title 21, FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, IRS 1075, ITAR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, Section 508 VPATs
Industry Compliance
CDSA, FERPA, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST, MARS-E, NERC, PCI DSS, Shared Assessments, SOX, TruSight
Azure compliance offerings
Data residency

Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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Stored at rest in the United States. Sovereign offering: Physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure

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1Azure is available or coming soon to the following geographies: United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Azure Government, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Africa, Israel, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

Within these geographies, Azure is available or coming soon to the following regions: South Central US, West US, West US 2, Central US, East US, East US 2, West Central US, North Central US, Brazil South, Canada Central, Canada East, Mexico Central, US Gov Virginia, US DoD Central, US DoD East, US Gov Arizona, US Gov Texas, US Sec East, US Sec West, US Sec Central, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Australia Southeast, Australia Central, Australia Central 2, China East, China East 2, China North, China North 2, Central India, South India, West India, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South, New Zealand North, North Europe, West Europe, France Central, France South, Germany West Central (Public), Germany Northeast (Sovereign), Germany Central (Sovereign), Germany North (Public), Italy North, Norway East, Norway West, Poland Central, Spain Central, Switzerland North, Switzerland West, UK South, UK West, South Africa North, South Africa West, Israel Central, Qatar Central, UAE North and UAE Central.

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