Microsoft Expands Azure In UK

Microsoft expands Azure in the UK by doubling the size of its Azure regions.

Recently, Microsoft announced that it has increased its UK Azure regions as much as double the original size with the addition of Availability Zones in UK South. This will increase compute capacity by more than 1,500% since they were first made available back in 2016.
 
Microsoft doubled UK Azure regions 
Source: Microsoft 
 
Availability Zones provides customers access to separate, physical locations within an Azure region featuring independent networking, power and cooling, and more protection and choice when using Microsoft’s cloud.
 
The company said that Availability Zones give you protection from potential hardware and software failures helping you deliver your services with confidence. If you are using two or more Availability Zones in the same Azure region, the company guarantees Virtual Machine connectivity to at least one instance 99.99% of the time.
 
By doubling our UK regions and increasing our compute capacity by more than 1,500%, our customers can have the confidence they can access any Azure services available in UK regions whenever they want. The launch of Availability Zones takes Azure to a new level in the UK by offering customers increased reliability, business continuity and peace of mind for their data and services.” noted, Cindy Rose, Chief Executive of Microsoft UK
 
Alongside the new Availability Zones, Microsoft also announced the general availability of Azure DevOps in the South Region, allowing users residing in the area enhanced access to the company’s suite of software development tools.