In order to meet the growing demand for Windows Azure in US, Microsoft has launched two new data centres in US – East US and West US. With the addition of these two data centres the number of Azure data centres across the globe has grown to 8 and 4 among them are located in US.
The two new data centres are providing Computer and Storage resources and few enthusiastic customers already deployed their applications. The other services like SQL Azure and AppFabric will be offered by these data centres in the coming months.
The addition of new data centres is a good sign to Microsoft as the customer demand for their Cloud offering is growing. Amazon Web Services is the pioneer in Cloud Computing and they offer wider range of Cloud Services compared to Microsoft.
Source: Windows Azure Blog