Microsoft is Launching New Azure Cloud Region in China Next Year

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China's need for global public cloud services is growing. To cater to the market's needs, Microsoft is planning to bring another Azure region to China in 2022. The tech giant is looking to launch the new region through its local partner, 21Vianet.

Microsoft Cloud is already operated by 21Vianet in China. The region has been empowering thousands of developers, partners, and customers from both China and the world.

Microsoft has been working with 21Vianet since 2014 to deliver cloud services in China. Azure operated by 21Vianet was the first international public cloud service to become generally available in the China market. Now, the new region will double the capacity of Microsoft's intelligent cloud portfolio in the Asian country, including Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Power.

"The upcoming region will reinforce the capabilities to help further nurture local talents, stimulate local innovation, grow local technology ecosystems, and empower businesses in a wide range of industries to achieve more," said Alain Crozier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR).

Microsoft had last week announced that it was also working towards an Azure region in Indonesia.