The company says that since the company launched its Azure and Office 365 cloud offering in the UK, thousands of customers including the Ministry of Defence, the Met Police and parts of the NHS have signed up to take advantage of the sites – the main lure of which is UK data residency.
The new connectivity feature is said to allow customers that would like a hybrid option to manage their data both quickly and safety.
The final addition is the Azure Marketplace, in essence an online store that features certified and open source applications, developer services and data.
In the near future Microsoft will be adding services such as Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup, while Dynamics 365 will become available through its UK data centres in the first half of 2017.
Cindy Rose, Microsoft’s UK chief executive, said: “With our trusted cloud now delivered locally, and our commitment to principles of security, privacy, transparency, compliance, and availability, we are well placed to support the digital transformation of organisations throughout the country.”
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