The company has announced to new global Azure regions in Australia. Two new regions act as contribution to the Microsoft existing two regions. Now with total number of 42 Azure global regions around the world.
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The new regions to go online in by 2018. Microsoft certifies two new regions to run both unclassified and protected government workloads protected. The first level of national security classified information in Australia.
Microsoft’s regions are certified for machine learning, IoT, cybersecurity
Moreover, the company is partnering with Canberra Data Centers. A company that specializes in running data centers that host secure government data.
Microsoft’s regions are certified for machine learning, IoT, cybersecurity and data management workloads by the Australian Signals Directorate, the country’s signals intelligence agency.
A number of Microsoft’s competitors in the cloud computing space are also currently eyeing the Australian market for their data center expansions.
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However, IBM and Google recently opened their Sydney regions. It’s worth noting that AWS has had a presence on the continent since 2012.