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The Azure US Gov Iowa region is being retired 30th April 2020

Published date: 30 April, 2019

Because we are committed to delivering consistent, high performance and mission-ready solutions to Azure Government customers, we are continually optimising our cloud datacenter infrastructure to be more efficient and cost-effective. As part of this optimisation, we will be retiring the Azure US Gov Iowa region on 30th April 2020 and you will need to migrate your resources to an alternative region to avoid service disruption. As with all changes of this type, we are providing 12 months’ notice so you have adequate time to adjust.

We operate three additional government regions, all of which provide similar or enhanced capabilities to the US Gov Iowa region, including:

Required action

Take these steps by 30th April 2020, to avoid disruptions to your applications and enjoy quality and feature updates:

  1. Choose from three alternate US Gov regions, located in Virginia, Texas and Arizona, for your Azure resources. We recommend the US Gov Virginia region, as it has the greatest number of available Azure services.
  2. Follow this comprehensive guidance to migrate to that region.

We encourage you to review the migration guidance at your earliest convenience and plan accordingly.

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