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Alibaba has pulled ahead of its Chinese rivals in Europe with the opening of a third datacenter in Germany. The company said the Frankfurt datacenter serves cloud computing products to Europe and "adheres to the highest security standards and the strict compliance regulations set out in the Cloud Computing Compliance Controls …

  1. HandleAlreadyTaken

    Only two?

    My impression was that Azure has a geographical distribution comparable to AWS, and that both have considerably more regions than Google, so I was surprised to see only two regions for Azure (putting it even below Alibaba's three in Europe). It took me about two minutes to confirm: the author either missed or intentionally skipped a whole bunch of Azure regions in Europe, while counting all the AWS and Google ones, even some not available yet. From their page here, Azure also has active regions in the UK, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, and planning new ones in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain.

    It was probably poor research rather than intentional misrepresentation, but either way I'm not really impressed.

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