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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 Non-Regional, 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 Azure Germany Switzerland
Regions North Europe, West Europe, Germany North1, Germany West Central1 France Central, France South UK South, UK West Germany Central, Germany Non-Regional, Germany Northeast
Learn more about Azure Germany
Switzerland North1, Switzerland West1
Data residency/Sovereignty2 Stored at rest in Europe Stored at rest in France Stored at rest in the UK A sovereign offering – a physically and logically separate instance of Azure services with dedicated network between Germany data centres Stored at rest in Switzerland
Compliance3 International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific International, regional and industry-specific Designed to meet the strictest EU data protection rule, under control of German Data Trustee Coming soon
Available to All All All Customers and partners in EU/European Free Trade Association (EFTA) only All
Getting started Start for free Start for free Start for free Start Azure Germany account free Coming soon

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
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 All Organisations with a business presence in China All All All
Getting started Start for free Start for free Request Azure in China trial Start for free Start for free Start for free

Middle East and Africa

Middle East and Africa Azure customers around the world can choose from many regions, and those located in the Middle East or Africa frequently use regions in Europe (Dublin, Amsterdam) and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Hong Kong). Azure services are currently available in more than 60 countries in the Middle East and Africa, providing customers with a variety of options to choose from.
Africa United Arab Emirates
Regions South Africa North1, South Africa West1 UAE Central1, UAE North1
Data residency/Sovereignty Stored at rest in Africa Stored at rest in the UAE
Compliance Coming soon Coming soon
Available to All All
Getting started Coming soon 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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