Microsoft Azure – UK Datacentres

azureMicrosoft have made Azure and Office 365 generally available from UK datacentres in London, Durham and Cardiff.

The go live of these services means that customers who had concerns regarding data sovereignty and compliance, now have some of their concerns alleviated.

It is important to understand that some services are not available from UK datacentres yet, these include:

  • Storage Import and Export which could be a factor if you want to seed data
  • Azure Site Recovery, meaning that you cannot protect your Azure based VM’s across regions using this service

A full list of services available in the Europe are located here.

Thanks to @sideshowtob for the Resource Group picture below.

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