Microsoft Azure Germany strengthens Compliance Standards & expands Services

In its latest attempt to cater the demands of its European customers in a better way, Microsoft Azure has announced the availability of several new services in Azure Germany. In addition to the services offered, the company will make available four major functionality releases:

  1. HDInsight on Linux
  2. Power BI
  3. Cool Blob Storage
  4. Mobile Apps for Azure App Service.


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These functionalities will enable the customers to expand their innovation. Apart from this, Azure SQL database and data warehouse customers will no longer require moving to a separate tool to access and query their databases.

Since launching in September 2016, Microsoft Azure Germany has continued to expand service and assurance capabilities in our first-of-its-kind cloud for Europe. Today we are excited to announce availability of several new services and the achievement of  ISO/IEC 27001 certification and ISO/IEC 27018 compliance attestation, wrote John Bruno Senior Director, Microsoft Azure.

HDInsight on Linux is Azure’s fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering capability to manage clusters with enterprise-level security and extract critical business insights from their valuable data sources.

Power BI enables customers to turn their data processing efforts into analytics and reports that provide real-time insights into their businesses.

Azure Cool Blob Storage provides a low-cost storage option for cool object data such as backups, media content, or archive data. Why is it important? In this digital age where application data continues to grow at an exponential pace in the cloud, the option to manage such large volumes of data in a more cost-effective way should be available to users.

Finally, with Mobile Apps for Azure App Service in Germany, customers can take advantage and use mobile application development platform that supports them in building native cross-platform form mobile experiences with a rich set of enterprise connected capabilities.

With these changes in place, Microsoft Azure Germany can surely claim that its security policies are robust and fully capable of protecting organizational information assets in line with internationally recognized standards.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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