Global companies can now get access to the three Azure regions in India

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In a blog post on the official Microsoft Azure blog, Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft Azure, has shared that global companies can now benefit from access to the three Azure regions in India.

The three Azure regions in West India (Mumbai), Central India (Pune), and South India (Chennai) were announced in September 2015 marking the beginning of Microsoft cloud service availability from local datacenters in India.

Initially intended to enable data residency for customers in India, especially to regulated industries, the local datacenters allowed data replication in multiple regions within India for backup and recovery, reduced network distance, lower latency, and the option of a private connection to the cloud.

I’m proud about these expansions, and to see Azure in India enabling our users to deploy dev, test and production workloads closest to their employees, partners and customers anywhere in the world.

However, now global companies can now gain the benefit of data replication across these locations, ensuring business continuity in both pure cloud and hybrid scenarios. Also, some additional services like Power BI and HDInsight, with full features across Windows and Linux, are now deployed in India regions.