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You would think that after our rapid global expansion this past year, bringing CRM Online to 130 markets and running our service out of datacenters in six regions, we would be winding things down. Well think again. On Tuesday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner announced plans to deliver locally-hosted commercial cloud services from Canada.  Along with Azure and Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape. And Thursday in Bangalore, Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced that Dynamics CRM Online will soon be available from the local datacenters in India.

We expect Dynamics CRM will be running out of these datacenters sometime in calendar year 2016, delivering even better performance for local businesses with redundant high availability and disaster recovery. The local service will help customers address data residency considerations, which is particularly important in sectors such as healthcare, education, government and financial services. Organizations in these markets want to be sure they are able to satisfy their compliance obligations, all while having trusted foundations in private clouds, hybrid clouds, and public clouds. 

Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to bring cloud-based business applications to customers around the world. It is also a reflection of the growing demand for Microsoft’s cloud services in both Canada and India, and new locally delivered Microsoft Cloud Services will support that need. We see businesses in these markets taking advantage of cloud capabilities, and we are pleased that they are choosing to run their services on the Microsoft cloud. 

Bob Stutz

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