Microsoft‘s British data centre region is now online. The data center will offer support for the tech giant’s Azure Cloud services and Office 365. The data centre region will also have support for Dynamics CRM Online which is slated for the first half of 2017. Microsoft had announced the news of offering commercial cloud services in the UK back in November, 2015. With the new data centre in Britain coming online, Azure will now offer customers 28 regions with six more coming soon for a total of 34, more than any other major cloud provider, Microsoft said in a statement. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
“These new Microsoft Cloud regions will help businesses in industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare meet their customers’ needs, the regulatory requirements they are held to, and the need for local data residency and replication for business continuity,” said Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. Microsoft Cloud in Britain now has new customers which include the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Trust, the country’s largest mental health trust, and the Ministry of Defense (MoD). The Ministry of Defense employs more than 250,000 people. Microsoft said in a blog post that the ministry will use Office 365 and Azure.
Blackberry had recently announced that more of its secure enterprise mobility solutions will utilize the open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure to run a broad range of business apps. The move will allow enterprises to install and deploy the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform by BlackBerry through Microsoft Azure to mobilize a broad range of business apps, including collaboration apps, ISV apps and custom-developed apps.