Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing services provided by internet giant Microsoft. It allows users to build, test, host or manage web applications and data. Microsoft has its own data center infrastructure across the world which provides over 600 kind of cloud services. The direct and major competitor of Microsoft Azure is Amazon Web Services, commonly called as AWS. Apart from that it does compete with Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud which are quite behind.

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Microsoft Azure has similar way of classifying the location as that to AWS. Mainly, it uses Geographies (mostly countries, continents as well), Regions (cities) and availability zones. In fact, almost all of the major cloud infrastructure providers these days follow this pattern to describe their data center locations.

Microsoft Azure has data center regions in following main geographies:

Geographies

Since Microsoft has used both continents and countries as geographies, for your convenience, we have separated out each such geographies on the basis of continents in our world political map.

Microsoft Azure Geographies in Asia & Oceania:

Microsof Azure Geographies in Africa:

Microsoft Azure Geographies in Europe:

Microsoft Azure Geographies in North America:

Micrsoft Azure Geographies in South America:

Note: These includes 6 geographies coming soon: Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland and Qatar.

Regions and Availability Zones

Regions are mainly the cities that host one or more availability zones in the area. Availability zones are unique cluster of one or more data centers interconnected with same low-latency network, power source and cooling system. The concept is quite similar to that we explained for AWS. Such “availability zones” are independent to other availability zones in the region or outside. They are tolerant to data center failure through redundancy and logical isolation of services.

Below are all the regions and locations of Microsoft Azure data centers in their respective geographies:

Africa

Azure Data Center Region Location
South Africa North Johannesburg
South Africa West Cape Town

Asia Pacific

Azure Data Center Region Location
East Asia Hong Kong
Southeast Asia Singapore

Australia

Azure Data Center Region Location
Australia Central Canberra
Australia Central 2 Canberra
Australia East New South Wales
Australia Southeast Victoria

Azure Government

Azure Data Center Region Location
US DoD Central Iowa
US DoD East Virginia
US Gov Arizona Arizona
US Gov Texas Texas
US Gov Virginia Virginia
US Sec Central Undisclosed
US Sec East Undisclosed
US Sec West Undisclosed

Brazil

Azure Data Center Region Location
Brazil South São Paulo State

Canada

Azure Data Center Region Location
Canada Central Toronto
Canada East Quebec City

China

Azure Data Center Region Location
China East Shanghai
China East 2 Shanghai
China North Beijing
China North 2 Beijing

Europe

Azure Data Center Region Location
North Europe Ireland
West Europe Netherlands

France

Azure Data Center Region Location
France Central Paris
France South Marseille

Germany

Azure Data Center Region Location
Germany Central (Sovereign) Frankfurt
Germany North (Public) Berlin
Germany Northeast (Sovereign) Magdeburg
Germany West Central (Public) Frankfurt

India

Azure Data Center Region Location
Central India Pune
South India Chennai
West India Mumbai

Israel

Azure Data Center Region Location
Israel Central Israel

Italy

Azure Data Center Region Location
Italy North Milan

Japan

Azure Data Center Region Location
Japan East Tokyo, Saitama
Japan West Osaka

Korea

Azure Data Center Region Location
Korea Central Seoul
Korea South Busan

Mexico

Azure Data Center Region Location
Mexico Central Querétaro State

New Zealand

Azure Data Center Region Location
New Zealand North Auckland

Norway

Azure Data Center Region Location
Norway East Oslo
Norway West Stavanger

Poland

Azure Data Center Region Location
Poland Central Warsaw

Qatar

Azure Data Center Region Location
Qatar Central Doha

Spain

Azure Data Center Region Location
Spain Central Madrid

Switzerland

Azure Data Center Region Location
Switzerland North Zürich
Switzerland West Geneva

United Arab Emirates

Azure Data Center Region Location
UAE Central Abu Dhabi
UAE North Dubai

United Kingdom

Azure Data Center Region Location
UK South London
UK West Cardiff

United States

Azure Data Center Region Location
Central US Iowa
East US Virginia
East US 2 Virginia
North Central US Illinois
South Central US Texas
West US California
West US 2 Washington
West Central US Wyoming

Please confirm the availability of the cloud services that you want with Microsoft before you reach a decision. Since there are over 600 kind of cloud services that Microsoft provides, not all Azure data centers or regions provides all kind of cloud services.

Microsoft Azure Data Center Locations Map

Below we have brought you map of Azure Cloud Data Center locations available or coming soon in the future.

Note: You can click on the above image to see larger view.

Disclaimer: These information were last updated on August 2020. Though we have done our best to collect the right information, we don’t guarantee the accuracy of information provided here including Azure data center locations or map. Kindly contact Microsoft for detailed or accurate information about their infrastructures.