Azure has more global regions than any other cloud provider—offering the scale needed to bring applications closer to users around the world, preserving data residency and offering comprehensive compliance and resiliency options for customers.
Understand Azure global infrastructure
A region is a set of datacenters deployed within a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a dedicated regional low-latency network.
With more global regions than any other cloud provider, Azure gives customers the flexibility to deploy applications where they need to. Azure is generally available in 40 regions around the world, with plans announced for 10 additional regions.Explore Azure products available by region
A geography is a discrete market, typically containing two or more regions, that preserves data residency and compliance boundaries.
Geographies allow customers with specific data-residency and compliance needs to keep their data and applications close. Geographies are fault-tolerant to withstand complete region failure through their connection to our dedicated high-capacity networking infrastructure.Learn more
Availability Zones are physically separate locations within an Azure region. Each Availability Zone is made up of one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling and networking.
Availability Zones allow customers to run mission-critical applications with high availability and low-latency replication.Learn more
Achieve full resiliency with data residency.
Pair region and Availability Zones within the same data residency boundary for high availability, disaster recovery and backup.
Resiliency to build with confidence
Azure regions, geographies, and Availability Zones form the foundation of our global infrastructure—providing customers high availability, disaster recovery and backup.Azure resiliency
Which Azure region is right for you?
Consider these factors when choosing your region.
Are the Azure services you want available in the region you are considering?Explore Azure products available by region