Microsoft extends Azure platform to Brazil South region

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 06 June 2014
Microsoft extends Azure platform to Brazil South region

Microsoft Azure is now available in the Brazil South region, located in Sao Paulo state.

Brazilian customers can use the Azure cloud platform to benefit from increased network redundancy, lower latency and improved durability. They will also be able to maintain three copies of their data through locally redundant storage or geo redundant storage (GRS). If data is stored in the GRS, it will be replicated to Microsoft’s US South Central region for increased durability.

Several Brazilian customers have already leveraged the cloud, including credit rating company Boa Vista Servicos, business management software provider Totvs, computing systems provider SiplanControl-M and e-commerce website platform Shop Delivery.

Writing in a blog post Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of Cloud and Enterprise Marketing at Microsoft, said that more than 1,000 new customers join Azure from across the world every day. He also highlighted that revenue from the cloud platform rose by more than 150% in the last quarter.

“This exciting milestone builds on our recent general availability announcements in both China and Japan, and reflects our rapid global expansion and incredible growth,” said Numoto. “With compute capacity doubling every six months and more than 8,000 customers signing up weekly, we are helping customers get the power of the cloud delivered by world-class cloud technologies, services and infrastructure.”

In February, Microsoft launched Azure in Japan East (Saitama Prefecture) and Japan West (Osaka Prefecture). In March, the company partnered with 21Vianet to become the first cloud provider in China.

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