Microsoft Kick Starts Its New UK Data Center Regions for Business

The newly started data centers in the UK will accomplish Azure and Office 365 services to its clients with high level of security and additional features. It was officially announced by the Microsoft on Wednesday this week that its UK based data centers have started running commercial services. These services include Azure cloud computing services and cloud based Office 365 services.

The company has also announced that it has already hooked ministry of defense MoD and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust among their first customers in the country. Many other clients are also being provided with the high-quality cloud computing services based on these data centers.

It is very important to note that the company first announced the move in the month of November 2015 last year that it will expand the presence in the Netherlands and Ireland along with the addition of data centers in different cities of the UK. The main data center locations that were promised by the Microsoft corporation last year included Durham, London, and Cardiff. The date of the start of these centers was set tentatively by the end of this year (2016). By this announcement, the company successfully achieved the promised target in the UK region.

In an official blog post of Microsoft corporation, the vice president of the cloud and enterprise corporate, Mr. Takeshi Numoto said, “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 UK”.

It was also informed in the official blog that with this new launch, the total number of data center regions reaches 28 globally, which is among the highest regions within the competitor spectrum of Microsoft Corporation. Meanwhile, the company has also promised  6 more data centers in the country to strengthen its cloud computing operations.

While talking about the Azure services, the chief digital and information officer at the ministry of defense, UK Mr. Mike Stone said, “Microsoft’s secure and transparent cloud service in the UK fits perfectly with the MoD’s digital transformation agenda. This agreement, which is based on Microsoft’s world class reliability and performance, will allow us to deliver cost-effective, modern and flexible information capabilities. It will ensure we are better placed in our ever-changing, digital-first world.”

Many experts in the industry believe that Microsoft is pursuing its cloud computing business very aggressively to pose a strong competition for its competitors across the globe.

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