Enhanced Connectivity to Azure Geo with NEXTDC

24 February 2015

Toby Bowers, Cloud and Enterprise, Business Group Lead

Last year, we announced the launch of two Microsoft Azure Regions in Australia. This was a huge moment for Microsoft in Australia, and we’re seeing great momentum with our customers using the platform to transform their business for the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

I’m excited that this transformation will be made even simpler for many Australian companies, who will now be able to get direct cloud connectivity to Microsoft Azure in NEXTDC centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

By connecting to ExpressRoute at NEXTDC, companies are able to bridge their cloud and data centre strategies countrywide, allowing full integration between cloud services and internal applications.

This will be a big step in addressing some of the concerns Australian businesses have about data sovereignty when they move to the cloud, by ensuring their cloud platform is hosted locally and accessed through a private, secure connection.

We are pleased that this agreement with NEXTDC makes building a hybrid environment simpler and more secure. If you’re interested in reading more about the partnership, check out the NEXTDC announcement here.

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