Microsoft these days declared its plans to start a new knowledge centre area in Austria, its initially in the state. With close by Azure regions in Switzerland, Germany, France and a planned new region in northern Italy, this aspect of Europe now has its honest share of Azure coverage. Microsoft also mentioned that it options to start a new ‘Center of Digital Excellence’ to Austria to “to modernize Austria’s IT infrastructure, general public governmental companies and business innovation.”
In full, Azure now options 65 cloud locations — though that quantity incorporates some that are not on-line nevertheless. As its competitors like to place out, not all of them attribute many availability zones nonetheless, but the corporation programs to change that. Till then, the actuality that there’s commonly a further close by area can generally make up for that.
Speaking about availability zones, in addition to asserting this new data center area, Microsoft also now announced programs to increase its cloud in Brazil, with new availability zones to permit high-availability workloads launching in the existing Brazil South area in 2021. Presently, this location only supports Azure workloads but will add help for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Energy System above the course of the upcoming handful of months.
This announcement is section of a large determination to building out its existence in Brazil. Microsoft is also partnering with the Ministry of Financial system “to help task matching for up to 25 million personnel and is featuring cost-free digital skilling with the capacity to educate up to 5.5 million people” and to use its AI to protect the rainforest. That very last part may well seem a bit naive, but the precise program here is to use AI to predict probable deforestation zones based on information from satellite visuals.