Azure geographies

Azure regions are organized into geographies. An Azure geography ensures that data residency, sovereignty, compliance, and resiliency requirements are honored 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 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 US Data stored at rest in US.
A sovereign offering - physically isolated instance of Microsoft Azure.
Stored at rest in Canada Data replication to US
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
Get started Start free Request a free Azure Government trial Start free Start free

Europe

Europe France United Kingdom Germany Switzerland Norway
Regions North Europe, West Europe, Germany North1, Germany West Central1 France Central, France South UK South, UK West Germany Central, Germany Northeast
Learn more about Azure Germany
Switzerland North1, Switzerland West1 Norway West1, Norway East1
Data residency / Sovereignty2 Stored at rest in Europe Stored at rest in France Stored at rest in UK A sovereign offering – a physically and logically separate instance of Azure services with dedicated network between Germany datacenters Stored at rest in Switzerland Stored at rest in Norway
Compliance3 International, regional, and industry-specific International, regional, and industry-specific International, regional, and industry-specific Designed to meet the strictest EU data protection, under control of German Data Trustee Coming soon Coming soon
Available to All France Central: All
France South: Reserved for France Central customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
All Customers and partners in EU/European Free Trade Association (EFTA) only All Coming soon
Get started Start free France Central: Start free
France South: Contact Azure support to request access
Start free Start free Coming soon 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, China East 2, China North 2
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 Asia Pacific region Stored at rest in Australia A sovereign offering – 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
Australia Central and Central 2 are designed for Australian and New Zealand government organizations and partners
Organizations with a business presence in China All All All
Get started Start free Start free Request Azure in China trial Start free Start free Start free

Middle East and Africa

Africa United Arab Emirates
Regions South Africa North, South Africa West
Learn more at Azure in South Africa
UAE Central, UAE North
Learn more about Azure UAE
Data residency / Sovereignty Stored at rest in South Africa Stored at rest in UAE
Compliance International, regional, and industry-specific International, regional, and industry-specific
Available to South Africa North: All
South Africa West: Reserved for South Africa North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
UAE North: All
UAE Central: Reserved for UAE North customers requiring in-country disaster recovery
Get started South Africa North: Start free
South Africa West: Contact Azure support to request access
UAE North: Start free
UAE Central: Contact Azure support to request access

1 Some regions are announced and coming soon

2 Get data residency details

3 For the latest compliance information, visit the Microsoft Trust Center

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