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Azure global infrastructure

Achieve global reach and the local presence you need

Go beyond the limits of your on-premises data centre using the scalable, trusted and reliable Microsoft Cloud. Transform your business and reduce costs with an energy-efficient infrastructure spanning more than 100 highly secure facilities worldwide, linked by one of the largest networks on earth.

Deliver services confidently with a cloud you can trust

Scale globally

Reach more locations, faster, with the performance and reliability of a vast global infrastructure.

Safeguard data

Rely on industry-leading data security in the region and across our network.

Promote sustainability

Help build a clean-energy future and accelerate progress towards your sustainability goals.

Gain global reach while retaining local presence

Reduce the cost, the time and the complexity of operating a global infrastructure while meeting your local data residency needs. Azure lets you deliver services at the scale you need to reach your customers and partners, wherever they are.

Let Azure keep your data secure

Azure safeguards data in facilities that are protected by industry-leading physical security systems and are compliant with a comprehensive portfolio of standards and regulations.

Join a sustainable IT future

Microsoft is committed to driving innovation that helps people and organisations improve the environment. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2014 and have met our goal of averaging 1.125 power usage effectiveness (PUE) for any new data centre – exceeding the industry average by more than 30 per cent.

Join us in reducing energy use and transitioning to a more carbon-neutral grid through projects and business models that harness next-generation technologies.

54 Azure regions, more than any cloud provider

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Sovereign regions

Azure Government

Azure Government regions provide the exclusivity required for US federal, state, local and tribal governments and their partners to dedicated instances operated by screened US citizens. Azure Government offers the most certifications of any cloud provider to simplify critical compliance requirements. Azure compliance services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements and support for IRS 1075.

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Azure Germany

Azure Germany is built on the Microsoft “trusted cloud” principles of security, privacy, compliance and transparency – providing data residency, in transit and at rest, in Germany. Azure Germany is a physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure, operated by a data trustee that’s headquartered, incorporated, owned and controlled in Germany and subject to German law. Designed to meet European Union (EU) requirements, Azure Germany regions are available to organisations doing business in EU/EFTA and UK.

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Azure China

Azure is now available in China through a unique partnership between Microsoft and 21Vianet, one of the country’s largest Internet providers. Operated and sold by 21Vianet, Azure brings reliable, flexible and cost-effective cloud computing technologies to customers there, while propelling technological development forward. Microsoft is the first global company to make public cloud services available in China.

Azure global network

The Microsoft global network is highly available, secure and agile to enable a wide range of enterprise and consumer services.

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Building hyperscale hardware for the cloud

Microsoft is reimagining open source once again. Learn how we’re sharing our Azure server and data centre designs with the broader industry – unlocking innovation to improve performance, efficiency, power consumption and costs of data centres.

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