Microsoft Cloud expands in Germany with first-of-its-kind offering for Europe

The availability of Microsoft Azure from datacenters in Germany that offers a first-of-its-kind model developed in response to customer needs was announced on Wednesday.

“The Microsoft Cloud Germany provides a new, differentiated option to the Microsoft Cloud services already available across Europe,” writes Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, Microsoft Cloud + Enterprise. “Customer data in the two new German datacenters is managed under the control of a data trustee, T-Systems International, an independent German company and subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. It provides additional controls for customers’ data, as access is only provided with the permission of customers, or the data trustee.”

Microsoft’s commercial cloud services in these new datacenters adhere to German data handling regulations and give customers additional choices of how and where data is processed, Numoto says. The new cloud offering “meets our global Trusted Cloud principles of security, privacy, compliance and transparency, in addition to the controls for customers’ data under the data trustee.”

Read Numoto’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog, and learn more about Microsoft Azure Germany on the Microsoft Azure Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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