Microsoft Azure and Office 365 now available from United Kingdom datacentres

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 now available from United Kingdom datacentres

On the 7th of this month, September, Microsoft made the following announcement.

Today, we’ve taken a significant step forward to empower businesses to achieve more with the first complete cloud offering delivered from a global provider within the U.K. Built to power their digital transformation, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 are now generally available from new datacentre regions.

What does this mean?

Before the 7th September United Kingdom subscribers were limited to using US or Western Europe resources, Holland and Ireland.

The location of the datacentres has not, in our experience been an issue. Clients have shown concerns in the past. Microsoft have successfully transitioned South London & Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Trust, the country’s largest mental health trust, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

I personally believe this speaks volumes to the trust that United Kingdom organisations have in Microsoft Cloud services.

This increases Office 365 and Azure regions to 28. 6 further centres are planned these are scheduled to be online soon.

Microsoft Azure is a fantastic resource and location to store data. Here at Computer Network Services Ltd we use Azure as a backup depository to store encrypted client data. A cost effective and secure solution.

Office 365 is a key element in day to day project work. Transitioning clients from on premise Exchange only to Business Essentials which is Exchange online with benefits. Ensuring clients meet desktop application licence compliance with Office 365 Business. Of course inclusive of both Microsoft Office and Exchange online there is Business Premium. From a cost perspective it just makes sense. Starting at £3.10 through to £7.80 per user per month why would you invest in anything else?

Read the official post here


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