Speaking at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 in Beijing today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft will triple the capacity of Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet in China in the next six months. Satya said that this new capacity will enable more customers in the China region to extend their business using the scale, power, and secure infrastructure of the Azure cloud. Since its launch three years ago, Azure has been growing rapidly in China. Microsoft highlighted that there are over 1,000 cloud partners and 80,000 enterprise customers in China. Some well known Azure enterprise customers in China include Xiaomi, Haier, Lenovo, Mobike and Huawei.
Announced in 2013, Azure operated by 21Vianet is the first international public cloud service to become generally available in the China market. To ensure a compliant, enterprise-grade public cloud experience, Microsoft has partnered with 21Vianet within China to deliver Microsoft Azure to our customers in the region. 21Vianet is a trusted and reliable partner who can deliver the quality and reliability that Microsoft Azure customers require, delivering Azure service from multiple locations in China to enable critical disaster recovery scenarios. You can learn more about Azure service in China here.