Microsoft announces new Azure regions in Australia and New Zealand

Microsoft today announced two new Azure regions in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first global cloud service provider to deliver cloud services locally in these regions. Microsoft is partnering with Canberra Data Centres, a premier data centre provider in Australia, to deliver these services. Customers in these regions can deploy their own applications and infrastructure within Canberra Data Centres directly connected via Azure ExpressRoute to Microsoft’s global network. Also, Microsoft is currently offering Azure from three cities in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra with connectivity to Perth, Brisbane and Auckland.

Our Australia Central regions are restricted to the community of Australian and New Zealand governments and critical national infrastructure sectors, along with their trusted partners. They include Australian local partners like Veritec, MailGuard and Intelledox as well as global partners like Axon, Citrix and Veritas. It’s the combination of an ecosystem of partners delivering from our trusted Azure cloud platform that enables more rapid access to innovation.

You can learn more about Azure regions in these area here.