Microsoft expands its Azure cloud platform to South Korea

Microsoft is expanding the global footprint of its cloud platform to South Korea, and it has officially launched its previously announced data center in Canada, the company announced Tuesday. 

In South Korea, Microsoft’s cloud will be getting two new regions, including one in Seoul. They’re aimed at serving both customers of the company’s Azure cloud platform, and also its other services, including Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. 

Customers also now have full use of two Microsoft Azure regions in Canada, located in Quebec City and Toronto. 

This announcement is part of Microsoft’s ongoing plan to expand the geographic reach of its cloud computing platform. The expansion serves a pair of purposes: meeting the data sovereignty needs of customers, and making it faster for people to access Microsoft’s cloud. 

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