Achieve global scale with Azure regions
- Data residency
- Available in 140 countries, including 42 regions
- Global and sovereign offerings
- Ongoing commitment to local and industry compliance
- Global business continuity including high availability, disaster recovery and backup
Which Azure region is right for me?
Consider these factors when choosing your region:
Where is your business located? Do you have branch offices or customers located in other countries?
Do you or your customers have specific compliance requirements?
Are the Azure services you want available in the region you’re considering?
Do you or your customers have specific data residency or sovereignty requirements?
Is cost one of the most important factors in your decision?
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Learn about Microsoft global data centres
|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 |
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|
|Regions||North Europe, West Europe||France Central1, France South1||UK South, UK West|| Germany Central, Germany non-Regional*, Germany Northeast |
Learn more about Azure Germany
|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|
|Compliance3||International regional, and industry-specific||Coming soon||International regional, and industry-specific||Designed to meet the strictest EU data protection rule, under control of German Data Trustee|
|Available to||All||All||All||Customers and partners in EU/European Free Trade Association (EFTA) only|
|Getting started||Start for free||Coming soon||Start for free||Start Azure Germany account free|
|Regions||East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia Central 11, Australia Central 21||Australia East, Australia Southeast|| 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
|Regions||South Africa North1, South Africa West1|
|Data residency/Sovereignty||Stored at rest in Africa|
|Getting started||Coming soon|