What are Azure Regions? - Choose the Right Region for You

What are Azure Regions? - Choose the Right Region for You

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Azure is Microsoft's public cloud computing service provider, and Azure is truly massive, and very famous.

Azure Regions are available in different cities in around the world, with fast & secure data centers.

Everything related to each of the data centers around the world are discussed, with table & images. Stay Tuned!

Azure has a number of different geographies, Currently, 52 Regions in 140 Countries.

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What are Regions?

Region is a set of data centers with a defined perimeter of latency connected through a dedicated network.

Datacenters are placed within a latency-defined boundary in each Azure region. They're linked to a specialized low-latency regional network.

This architecture guarantees that Azure services in any region provide the highest speed and security possible.

Do we need Data Centers with Cloud?

Yes, we still need data centers that have racks of equipment, because you have to run all that computing power somewhere.

For example, if we don't have any computer, how will you play an online game, though, the game is hosted on web servers, not on your computer.

What are Availability Zones?

Physically, different sites within each area that are tolerant of local failures are known as availability zones.

Software and hardware failures, as well as natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and fires, are all examples of failures, which can lead to unavailability of cloud service, i.e. the website will be down till the center is repaired.

In Azure, a minimum of three independent availability zones are available in all availability zone-enabled areas to provide robustness.

Availability Zones in Azure

High performance network connects Azure availability zones, with a round-trip latency of less than 2 milliseconds in most cases.

If one of the availability zones goes down, the remaining two are designed to sustain regional services, capacity, and high availability.

According to Microsoft, Azure regions are highly available, fault tolerant, and highly scalable.

Here are all on Availability Zones of Azure on the World Map:

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Azure Availability Zones in Africa

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in Africa:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
Africa South Africa North Johannesburg 3 Enabled
Africa South Africa West Cape Town Unknown Access Restricted

In Africa, there are availability zones in 2 areas inside South Africa, exactly, in Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

The Restriction status is something you should focus on. Only in Johannesburg zone, the restriction status is enabled.

Azure Availability Zones in Asia Pacific

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in Asia Pacific:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
Asia Pacific Austrailia Central Canberra Unknown Enabled
Asia Pacific Austrailia Central 2 Canberra Unknown Access Restricted
Asia Pacific Austrailia East New South Wales 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific Austrailia Southeast Victoria Unknown Enabled
Asia Pacific Central India Pune 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific Jio India East Nagpur Unknown Access Restricted
Asia Pacific Jio India West Jamnagar Unknonw Access Restricted
Asia Pacific Central Asia Hong Kong 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific Japan East Tokyo 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific Japan West Osaka Unknown Enabled
Asia Pacific Korea Central Seoul 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific Korea South Busan Unknown Access Restricted
Asia Pacific Southeast Asia Singapore 3 Enabled
Asia Pacific South India Cheannai Unknown Enabled
Asia Pacific West India Mumbai Unknown Enabled

In Asia, Azure Availability Zones are in India, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

You can also find out some important information about the number of zones, and Restrictions about each available zone in the graph above.

Azure Availability Zones in Canada

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in Canada:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
Canada Canada Central Toronto 3 Enabled
Canada Canada East Quebec Unknown Enabled

In Canada, Azure have 2 Availability Zones, in Toronto and Quebec.

Azure Availability Zones in Europe

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in Europe:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
Europe France Paris 3 Enabled
Europe France South Marseille Unknown Access Restricted
Europe Germany North Berlin Unknown Access Restricted
Europe Germany West Central Frankfurt 3 Enabled
Europe North Europe Ireland 3 Enabled
Europe Norway East Norway 3 Enabled
Europe Norway West Norway Unknown Enabled
Europe Sweden Central Gävle 3 Enabled
Europe Switzerland North Zurich Unknown Enabled
Europe Switzerland West Geneva Unknown Access Restricted
Europe UK South London 3 Enabled
Europe UK West Cardiff Unknownl Enabled
Europe West Europe Netherlands 3 Enabled

In Europe, Azure Availability Zones are in France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and Netherlands.

Azure Availability Zones in Middle East

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in Europe:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
Middle East UAE Central Abu Dhabi Unknown Access Restricted
Middle East UAE North Dubai Unknown Enabled

In the Middle East, Azure only have availability zones in UAE, In Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Azure Availability Zones in USA

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in United States of America:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
USA Central USA Iowa 3 Enabled
USA East USA Virginia 3 Enabled
USA East USA 2 Virginia 3 Enabled
USA North Central USA Illinois Unknown Enabled
USA South Central USA Texas 3 Enabled
USA West Central USA Wyoming Unknown Enabled
USA West USA California Unknown Enabled
USA West USA 2 Washington 3 Enabled
USA West USA 3 Phoenix 3 Enabled

In the United States of America, Azure Availability zones are in Iowa, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming, California, Washington, and Phoenix.

Azure Availability Zones in South America

Here is a table with everything you should know about Azure Data Centers in South America:

Geography Country Location Number of Zone Restriction Status
South America Brazil South Sao Paulo State 3 Enabled
South America Brazil Southeast Rio Unknown Access Restricted

How to choose the correct Azure Region?

We recommend, you to choose either of the two options available for your product:

  1. Choose the closet region from you.
  2. If your country have multiple servers, then you can choose whichever you want.

Conclusion

Azure regions and availability zones are designed to help you achieve business-critical workload resilience and dependability.

Choose the server from where you want to attract users or customers for your product. If you don't have any favorability, we recommend you to go with Central USA's server located in Iowa. It's the cheapest option, and fast one of the fastest around the world.