Yesterday, Microsoft launched their newest Azure Geography (Geo) in Australia open for business. The new Azure Geo includes geographically redundant regions in New South Wales and Victoria. This new Azure Geo will lower latency rates and address data sovereignty considerations for Microsoft customers and partners. “From today, our goal is to create Australia’s best and most complete cloud, enabled by world class technology and a world class cloud ecosystem,” said Scott Guthrie.
Microsoft also announced an expansion of its ExpressRoute offering in Australia via its existing global partnership with Equinix and forming a new alliance with Telstra. The expansion gives Australian customers and partners the option to create private connections between the Australia Azure Regions and infrastructure located on-premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet, and offer more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies.
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Read the full press release here.