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Microsoft has revealed it plans to open a fifth Azure region in China. The forthcoming “China North 3” region will “effectively double the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China in the coming years” says the software giant’s announcement. As required by Chinese law, Microsoft won’t own or operate the new …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A teachable moment...

    MS teaching the Communist Party of China how to run a first class cloud operation. O! the irony.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @AC - Re: A teachable moment...

      I'd go even further and say the choice beteen money and moral principles is an easy one. Anyway seeing capitalism and communism going hand in hand warms my heart. Now that's what I call irony.

  2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    China North 3 Petri Dish

    https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/08/us_national_security_council_says/

    On the one hand Microsoft are saying that they've been hacked by the Chinese. At the same time they appear to be giving them the opportunity to hone their hacking skills with their cloudy offerings.

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