Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Azure Australia Data Centers opening Next Week

It's been a long painful wait. But Microsoft finally shed some light on the release of the two new Azure data centers that will be deployed in Australia. The two new data centers will be located in Sydney and Melbourne and will make a huge difference for consumers of Azure services in Australia and New Zealand.

The Microsoft Azure Australia data centers will hit General Availability (GA) next week. This key date was announced by Scott Guthrie, the Executive VP of the Cloud and Enterprise, during the Microsoft OS 'Cloud Day' press event held in San Francisco.

The webcast for the event can be found by following this link Cloud OS Press. The date is announced around the 20 minute mark.

Azure Regions Worldwide

The Microsoft Azure Australia data centers are expected to form a catalyst for customer throughout the Australasia region to start consuming Azure services. It means they will be able to leverage of the Azure services at a lower latency than possible before from the other Azure regions. Customers will be able to consume many services of the Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings. And can start deploying hybrid clouds that are capable of offering improved business continuity, scalability with the economics of a public cloud.

The launch of the Australia data centers means there is some tough competition on the market for other public cloud providers, such as Amazon. Competition in cloud computing is a great thing, it will mean prices keep dropping and new features will actively be developed.

Exciting times!

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