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Gain global reach while retaining local presence

Reduce the cost, the time, and the complexity of operating a global infrastructure while meeting your local data residency needs. Azure lets you deliver services at the scale you need to reach your customers and partners, wherever they are.


Join a sustainable IT future

Microsoft is committed to driving innovation that helps people and organizations improve the environment. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2014 and have met our goal of averaging 1.125 power usage effectiveness (PUE) for any new datacenter—exceeding the industry average by more than 30 percent.

Join us in reducing energy use and transitioning to a more carbon-neutral grid through projects and business models that harness next-generation technologies.


Give your business a strong backbone

Get fast and scalable performance for your most important apps and services. Take advantage of a global backbone network that connects hundreds of edge nodes and data centers—the same network that supports enterprise and consumer services such as Microsoft 365, Bing, and Xbox.


Stay close to the cloud

Run your apps and services on edge nodes that are interconnected to thousands of unique internet partners in more than 130 locations. Whether you access Microsoft services through the internet or through a private connection such as ExpressRoute, you’re always milliseconds away from Azure. And, once you’re on the global network, you stay on it. Your traffic remains between the datacenters, never over the internet.


Gain from decades of experience

Get the benefits of more than two decades of Microsoft investments in infrastructure cable. The network is one of the world’s largest and most reliable cable systems, with more than 70000 miles of fiber optic and subsea cable connecting 54 Azure regions and 130 edge node locations. Your apps and services run on secure routing that scales to meet your needs anywhere in the world—and your traffic never leaves the network.

Let Azure keep your data secure

Azure safeguards data in facilities that are protected by industry-leading physical security systems and are compliant with a comprehensive portfolio of standards and regulations.



Run your apps on the latest innovation

Take advantage of an innovative network that reliably rolls out updates in hours instead of weeks. The Azure global network encompasses hundreds of datacenters and thousands of switches, and is powered by a customized switch operating system developed by Microsoft. The Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) is perfectly aligned to the Azure SDN platform and supported by industry-leading vendors.


Get intelligent and adaptive security

Reap the rewards of a network that can rapidly predict, emulate, and respond to issues and anomalies. The Azure global network is an agile, software-defined networking (SDN) technology, based on top of commodity hardware, and developed in collaboration with Microsoft Research and the open source community.