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We’ve been waiting quite a while for this, and now it looks like it’s finally happening: Microsoft’s Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney will officially launch next week.
The long road to Microsoft finally launching its Australian Azure data centres continues, with the company announcing it has completed IRAP (Industry Security Registered Assessors Program) compliance assessment for the local operations — a crucial step to trying to attract government customers to using the centres.
Busy times if you’re an enterprise testing new cloud infrastructure. Not only is Microsoft letting a handful companies trial its Australian Azure sites, Telstra has begun a limited pilot of its Cisco-powered “InterCloud” offering for Australian companies.
Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure.