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 Mexico
Regions East US 2, Central US, West Central US, West US 2, South Central US, North Central US, West US, East US US DoD East, US DoD Central, US Sec West, US Sec East, US Sec Central1, US Gov Virginia, US Gov Arizona, US Gov Texas
Learn more about Azure Government
Canada East, Canada Central Brazil South Mexico Central1
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 Stored at rest in Mexico
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 Coming soon
Available to All US government entities and their partners only All All Coming soon
Getting started Start for free Request a free Azure Government trial Start for free Start for free Coming soon

Europe

Europe France United Kingdom Germany Switzerland Norway Spain Poland Italy
Regions North Europe, West Europe France South, France Central UK West, UK South Germany North (Public), Germany West Central (Public) Learn more about the new German data centre regions
Germany Northeast (Sovereign), Germany Central (Sovereign) Learn more about Microsoft Cloud Germany
Switzerland West, Switzerland North Norway West, Norway East Spain Central1 Poland Central1 Italy North1
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 Stored at rest in Spain Stored at rest in Poland Stored at rest in Italy
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 Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Available to All France Central: All
France South: Reserved for France Central customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
All Germany West Central (Public): All
Germany North (Public): Reserved for Germany West Central (Public) customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Switzerland North: All
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
Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
Getting started Start for free France Central: Start for free
France South: Contact Azure support to request access
Start for free Germany West Central (Public): Start for free
Germany North (Public): Contact Azure support to request access
Switzerland North: Start for free
Switzerland West: Contact Azure support to request access
Norway East: Start for free
Norway West: Contact Azure support to request access
Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific Australia China India Japan Korea New Zealand
Regions Southeast Asia, East Asia Australia Central 2, Australia Southeast, Australia East, Australia Central
Learn more at Azure in Australia
China East 2, China East, China North, China North 2
Learn more at Azure In China
South India, West India, Central India Japan West, Japan East Korea South, Korea Central New Zealand North1
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 Stored at rest in New Zealand
Compliance3 International, regional and industry-specific Local and industry-specific China-specific Local and industry-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 Coming soon
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 Coming soon

Middle East and Africa

Africa Israel United Arab Emirates Qatar
Regions South Africa North, South Africa West
Learn more at Azure in South Africa
Israel Central1 UAE North, UAE Central
Learn more about Azure UAE
Qatar Central1
Data residency/Sovereignty Stored at rest in South Africa Stored at rest in Israel Stored at rest in the UAE Stored at rest in Qatar
Compliance International, regional and industry-specific Coming soon International, regional and industry-specific Coming soon
Available to South Africa North: All
South Africa West: Reserved for South Africa North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Coming soon UAE North: All
UAE Central: Reserved for UAE North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Coming soon
Getting started South Africa North: Start for free
South Africa West: Contact Azure support to request access
Coming soon UAE North: Start for free
UAE Central: Contact Azure support to request access
Coming soon

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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