Microsoft expands Azure's government capabilities

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft today discloses the availability by year-end of physically isolated versions, across two new regions, of Azure Government and Office 365 US Government Defense for use by the U.S. Department of Defense. Built in DoD Impact Level 5 controls (only cloud provider to possess for infrastructure, platform and productivity services) highlighted with Level 5 Provisional Authorization on track to be met.

South West and South Central Azure Government regions to additionally go live in 2017, bringing total dedicated regions for government clients to six (more than any other cloud platform).

Overall, Microsoft (MSFT +1%) counts 6M Microsoft Government Cloud users across 7K federal, state and local government customers.