Microsoft announced that it’s Cloud computing data centres in UK are now operational. The data centre facilities are located in London, Durham and Cardiff. This is a major operational initiative after similar data centres being made operation in Canada. This initiate will ensure that Azure and Office 365 now generally available from multiple data centre locations in the UK. The Ministry of Defence UK, Aston Martin, Capita and NHS foundation trust are amongst some of key clients to use this technology locally. The UK data centres will eventually ensure that Microsoft is able to offer its online suite of Office 365 productivity apps without sending data overseas.
Microsoft claims to be first global provider to deliver complete cloud solutions from the UK data centres. This gives the edge and leverage to well cater to Europe and parts of Asia. Moreover, Microsoft has taken a lead as Rival Amazon is also slated to open it’s data centres in the UK soon.