Today, I’m proud that Microsoft is the first global provider to deliver the complete cloud from datacenters in the UK. Microsoft Azure, along with Office 365, is now generally available from multiple UK datacenter locations providing data residency to help enable the digital transformation of our customers in industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare that require certain data to remain within the UK.
As one of the largest cloud operators in the world, we’ve invested billions in building a highly scalable, reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud infrastructure. With the introduction of new regions in the UK, Microsoft has now announced 34 Azure regions around the world with 28 generally available today – more than any other major cloud provider.
Customers choosing Microsoft benefit from the company’s experience in enterprise computing and hybrid cloud – offering everything from optimization of compute resources to higher-level services for advanced analytics, media services, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data.
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud and data services—analytics, computing, databases, mobile, media, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.
You can learn more about the customers adopting the Microsoft Cloud at the Official Microsoft Blog.