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  • Hi

    I am ignorant of Azure but have read about how it is possible to restrict the geographic location of the storage, to for instance the EU. My requirements are more restrictive though and I really need to be able to restrict data to only be stored in England. For my client, storing data in Scotland, Wales or elsewhere in the EU, would not be acceptable.

    Is this possible? Can I be that restrictive, in the Geographic location of data?

    Regards

    Quentin

    Friday, September 1, 2017 9:48 AM

Answers

  • You can only restrict to the actual data center for instance North Europe (in Ireland) or UK West (in Cardiff) but that is it.  Take a look at this link to see where the actual data centers are located and use them accordingly.

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/


    Gary A. Bushey

    • Marked as answer by qcope Friday, September 1, 2017 12:08 PM
    Friday, September 1, 2017 12:02 PM

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  • You can only restrict to the actual data center for instance North Europe (in Ireland) or UK West (in Cardiff) but that is it.  Take a look at this link to see where the actual data centers are located and use them accordingly.

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/


    Gary A. Bushey

    • Marked as answer by qcope Friday, September 1, 2017 12:08 PM
    Friday, September 1, 2017 12:02 PM
  • Gary

    Thanks! So it looks as though I could select, UK South, which is London and I could be assured that the data remained in England... and if I am reading correctly, whilst it would be possible (there is no restriction) to access the data from outside of England, I could assure my client that the data remained in England, with Microsoft not backing up the data elsewhere.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Quentin 

    Friday, September 1, 2017 12:12 PM
  • As long as you do not select any sort of geographic redundant storage (which is actually the default when creating a storage account in the portal) then the data will be saved in that data center and only that data center. If you look at the link I have listed below it will tell you the secondary data center that will be used if you do select it so you may still be able to use it.

    I would suggest you select at least "Locally-redundant storage" to make sure that you data is not lost in case of an issue.  

    Check out this blog entry for more information

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazurestorage/2013/12/11/windows-azure-storage-redundancy-options-and-read-access-geo-redundant-storage/


    Gary A. Bushey

    Friday, September 1, 2017 12:29 PM