It’s official, Azure Berlin is now available from Megaport. To say that we’re excited about this is an understatement. Germany has been such an interesting market for us, and we entered it in a relatively dramatic fashion. It was no easy feat building to the Azure German Cloud, as it required us to build and isolate the network to the other Azure cloud regions. It’s the first of its kind within the cloud industry and, in a classic demand-led expansion, Microsoft enabled this in response to their customers requests.
The Azure German Cloud was built to create and increase opportunities for innovation and economic growth for highly regulated partners and customers in Germany, the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). This means that all customer data and required supporting systems reside within german data centers. It was designed in such a way that concerns around data sovereignty were able to be addressed and subsequently dismissed.
We are one of the first to offer connectivity to Azure Berlin, and we’re so excited to be supporting Microsoft and their rapid growth of new cloud regions. Microsoft only announced this new region at the end of September 2016, and it’s awesome that we were able to deploy and enable by January. Azure is generally available in 32 regions around the world, and has announced plans for 6 additional regions.
Our customers who are on the Megaport network across Germany can now set up instant, dedicated, and secure connections to the Azure Berlin region, regardless of where they are in Germany. Germany is currently one of our largest regions within Europe and so we’re happy to extend this capability their way.
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