Azure available in India regions
Microsoft Azure is now generally available from three new India regions: Central India (Pune), South India (Chennai), and West India (Mumbai). This marks the beginning of Microsoft cloud service availability from local datacenters in India. The local Microsoft cloud service enables data residency for customers in India, bringing world-class reliability and performance to regulated industries and other businesses. This includes data replication in multiple regions within India for backup and recovery, reduced network distance, lower latency, and the option of a private connection to the cloud. The Azure website provides detailed information about service availability for the new regions. The India regions are currently available to volume licensing customers and partners with a local enrollment in India. The India regions will open to direct online Azure subscriptions in 2016. For more information, contact your Microsoft India partner manager or account manager. If you do not have a partner manager or account manager and would like to purchase a volume licensing agreement in India, please contact us.