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Microsoft Global Cloud in Germany – August Update

The Microsoft Cloud Germany as part of the global Microsoft Cloud is taking shape more and more. The start of H2 2019, announced a year ago, should therefore be a time to post a new update and bring you up to date:

Basic information

  • Data centers: Frankfurt and Berlin (245km distance) (MCD was/is: Frankfurt and Magdeburg)
  • Storage of customer data only possible in Germany
  • Geographical redundancy also possible from e.g. Azure Storage Services
  • Azure Backup / as well as Backup and Recorvery in Germany possible
  • Security and compliance standards similar to the MCD (e.g. C5 of the BSI and IT-Grundschutz)

Services to launch the Cloud Q1/ 2019

  • Common VM Series like Av2, Dv2, Ev3, FSv2
  • M-Series for SAP HANA (Mv1)
  • Service Fabric
  • cubernetes
  • App Services
  • Cosmos DB, SQL Managed Instance, Azure DB for MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • SQL Hyperscale
  • Services Bus
  • Express Route
  • public IP
  • Instance Lvl IP
  • VPN
  • load balancer
  • Azure Data Lake
  • Storage Gen 2
  • Disc/Blue
  • managed disks
  • Imp./Exp.
  • Log Analytics
  • Portal (g)
  • Azure RM (g)
  • Azure Monitor (g)
  • Azure AD (g)
  • MFA (g)
  • Azure key vault

(g) = Global services

Services a little later

H Series
Azure Functions
media services
logic apps
Visual Studio Team Services
API Management
redis cache
DB Migration Services
IoT stroke
IoT Central
stream analytics
Cognitive Services
machine learning
Power BI

I very much hope that these services will also come to Germany:

Microsoft Teams
Cognitive Services
Telephony for teams
Location and chat of Yammer

Certifications of the Cloud (excerpt)

ISO 27001
ISO 27018
ISO 27017
ISO 9001
SOC 1, 2, 3
NHS IG Toolkit
C5 (BSI)
IT Security Act
IT Basic Protection Compendium (BSI)
EU Model Clauses
BIR 2012
WCAG 2.0

Office 365 Services from Germany and Europe

Office 365 is a bundle of different services that are also offered from different data centers. Here is an overview of the operation from the global German Microsoft Cloud, which should come in Q1 2020:

From Germany

Exchange Online -SharePoint Online – OneDrive for Business

Any service that stores customer information in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business: – Outlook Mobile – Office Online – Delve – Customer Lockbox (EXO, SPO) – Exchange Online Protection – Advanced Threat Protection – MyAnalytics

From Europe

Azure Active Directory (Amsterdam & Dublin) – Microsoft Teams (complete service / e.g. UK, London) – Planner – Advanced eDiscovery – Forms

From the USA

Workplace Analytics


and Yammer (where the complete service will soon come from the EU.)


Express Route

The Azure Express Route Edge is already active in Frankfurt.

(Supplement 22 July 2019, thanks to Florian)