Where’s My Office 365 Data?

Ever wonder where the Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Data Centers are located throughout the world?

Ever wonder what services are hosted at each Data Center?

Well there is a handy interactive map that gives you this insight.

But there is some fine print – The following are locations Microsoft has elected to disclose to the general public. And don’t go driving around looking for a big sign in lights that says ” Your Microsoft Important Data is Stored Here!”. You aint’ going find it. By design these locations are designed not to be found or noticed.

Azure Data Center Map

Azure Data Center Map

 

What’s going on at each of these data centers?

Quincy, WA
Chicago, IL
Azure Active Directory

  • Office 365.Exchange Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Skype for Business
  • Project Online

San Antonio, TX

Azure Active Directory

  • Office 365.Exchange Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Skype for Business
  • Project Online

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing

Boydton, VA

Azure Active Directory
Office 365

  • Exchange Online
  • Yammer

Dynamics 365
Microsoft Dynamics Marketing

Des Moines, IA

Azure Active Directory
Office 365

  • Exchange Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Skype for Business
  • Project Online
  • Yammer
  • Planner

San Jose, CA

Azure Active Directory
Office 365

  • Sway
  • Planner

Dynamics 365

Blue Ridge, VA

Office 365

  • Sway
  • Planner

What are the Frequently Asked Questions about your Azure Data?

Does Office 365 or Dynamics 365 disclose information about where data is stored?
Yes. Microsoft has a regionalized datacenter strategy. The customer’s country or region, which the customer’s administrator inputs during the initial setup of the services, determines the primary storage location for that customer’s data.

Where might customer data be transferred to, processed, and/or stored while it is within the services?
Please see the data map for your region.

Additionally, certain types of customer data (specifically the application name, application description, and application logo) will be stored globally, rather than in the primary storage region.
Why would Microsoft move data to a different region from my own?
The requirements of providing the services may mean that some data is moved to or accessed by Microsoft personnel or subcontractors outside the primary storage region.

For instance, to address latency, routing data may need to be copied to different data centers in different regions. In addition, personnel who have the most technical expertise to troubleshoot specific service issues may be located in locations other than the primary location, and they may require access to systems or data for purposes of resolving an issue.

Will Microsoft give notice when customer data is transferred to a new country?
Yes. If we expand the region where your data is stored into a new country, we will provide 1 month advance notice of the change and Microsoft will give notice if and when Microsoft changes the information about Office 365 and Dynamics 365 data maps referenced in the table above.

This notice will be provided to administrators who have checked the “compliance notifications” option in the My Profile part of the online services portal.

How does Microsoft comply with regulations restricting the transfer of data out of certain countries or regions?
Please see the Regulatory compliance section of the Trust Center

Where are Office 365 and Dynamics 365 datacenters located?
As a standard policy, Microsoft does not disclose the precise location of its datacenters. Microsoft operates between 10 and 100 datacenters located around the world.

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