Microsoft's UK data centres power up cloud servicesAn interesting development was reported yesterday; here are some extracts:
Microsoft has announced that its first UK cloud computing data centres are up and running.
The facilities are located in London, Durham and Cardiff. They should help the US company sell its online services to the public sector and other bodies that handle sensitive data.
The Ministry of Defence and an NHS trust are among those set to adopt the internet-powered products as a result.
The UK data centres also mean Microsoft is able to offer its online suite of Office 365 productivity apps without sending data overseas. It hopes this will reassure clients that their information is secure.