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Microsoft Azure Availability Zones Expanded to More Regions

Considering the expanded role, the cloud has taken in our everyday business lives, the need for low-latency, high-availability cloud services to store and process your data within a country or geographic region is more important than ever. With that in mind, Microsoft got to work this year to improve in these areas with additional Microsoft Azure datacenters.  

In 2020, Microsoft announced development of new Azure datacenter regions that will bring local low-latency, data-resident cloud solutions to 14 new countries and expanding global availability. So far in 2021, Microsoft has expanded its datacenter regions to new markets like Indonesia and is growing in existing markets in the United States and China.  

By the end of 2021, Microsoft says every country in which it operates a datacenter region will deliver Azure Availability Zones (AZs). Also, every new datacenter region it launches moving forward will include Azure Availability Zones.  

Over the last 12 months, Microsoft has enabled Availability Zones in five datacenter regions, and this week it launched Availability Zones in Brazil South.  

Microsoft also is continuing to expand zonal capabilities, and in 2021, all foundational and mainstream Azure services will be AZ enabled. Microsoft also recently launched the Azure Well-Architected Framework – a set of guiding tenets that can be used to improve the quality and resilience of a workload.  

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