General availability: Azure Availability Zones in West US 2 and North Europe
Updated: September 18, 2018
Azure Availability Zones, a high-availability solution for mission-critical applications, is now generally available in West US 2 and North Europe.
Availability Zones are physically separate locations within an Azure region. Each Availability Zone consists of one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling, and networking. With the introduction of Availability Zones, we now offer a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.99% for uptime of virtual machines.
Availability Zones are generally available in select regions.