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Digital Transformation

Microsoft First to Offer Azure Cloud Regions for Australian Government

Microsoft plans to deliver Microsoft Azure from two new regions located within highly-secure data centres in Canberra, Australia. Through a strategic partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Microsoft will be the only major cloud provider in Australia to deliver cloud services to handle Unclassified and Protected government data.

With today’s announcement, Microsoft expands to deliver the most trusted, innovative, and open cloud platform to accelerate the digital transformation of the Australian government at federal, state and local levels.

The two new regions in Canberra will focus on the needs of government and their suppliers. Available in the first half of 2018, they will offer unprecedented opportunity through advanced data analytics, sophisticated data protections and artificial intelligence.  These two new regions will complement Microsoft’s existing cloud services currently delivered from Sydney and Melbourne.

Microsoft Azure Engineering Lead for Australia, James Kavanagh & CEO of Canberra Data Centres, Greg Boorer