Microsoft today announced that their locally hosted versions of cloud productivity suite – Office 365 – and cloud business application – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online – will soon be delivered to customers in Japan. Office 365 is expected to be available by the end of this calendar year and CRM Online by the end of Q1 2015.
Now customers will be able to store their data in Japan, which provides another level of trust and flexibility. This is particularly important in industries such as healthcare, financial services and government where organizations need to keep their data in country to comply with local regulations. For existing Japanese Office 365 customers we will move their data from APAC to Japan, and we’ll have more to share about that closer to availability.
Read more about it here.