European Governments can Now Use ‘Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty’

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Microsoft has unveiled ‘Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty’ at its Inspire conference in Las Vegas. The new service is aimed at public sector customers who need to ensure that their users’ data is handled and stored in a specific location, particularly in Europe.

Microsoft clients in the public sector across Europe may now create and transform workloads in the Microsoft Cloud in accordance with their unique compliance, security, and policy needs. Customers in the public sector may take full use of the cloud’s platform capabilities while also enjoying better control over their data, residency, and operational and governance process transparency.

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Clients will be able to access all of the standard Microsoft Cloud services such as Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure. They are enabled to run their workloads in any of Azure’s more than 60 data center regions, and enable residency options for each of these cloud regions to comply with their unique regulatory requirements.

In addition, Microsoft Azure will provide a Sovereign Landing Zone with the same infrastructure-as-code and policy-as-code elements as its Azure Landing Zone to suggest and enforce compliance solutions. The company claims that by doing this, its clients in the public sector will have an easier time getting started while still having the freedom to modify these regulations to suit their requirements.

Read Microsoft’s blog article about the announcement here.