Microsoft open UK data centres

Microsoft delivers Office 365 and Azure from UK data centres

Microsoft has opened it’s first UK data centres meaning the US company is now able to offer its online suite of Office 365 and Azure productivity apps without sending data overseas.

This is welcome news for industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare, who have previously found that the biggest barriers to moving to cloud services is being able to meet their customer’s needs at the same time as making sure compliance and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.

The new Microsoft data centres based in Cardiff, Durham and London will allow customers to use Microsoft’s cloud services knowing that their data remains in the country.

Major UK organisations including the NHS and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are among the first to sign up to Microsoft products as a result.

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