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Public preview: Azure Availability Zones

14 October 2017

Azure Availability Zones are now available for preview in two regions, US East 2 and West Europe. The current list of enabled regions and services is available on the documentation page.  

 

Availability Zones are fault-isolated locations within an Azure region, designed with independent power, cooling, and networking. They help protect your mission-critical applications from failures of entire datacenters with low latency and high availability.

 

Availability Zone visual representation

 

We offer a single-instance VM SLA of 99.9% on VMs backed by Azure Premium Storage, and we offer a 99.95% SLA for availability sets.

To get started with Azure Availability Zones, go to the Azure portal and enable your subscriptions for preview.   

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