8 February 2018

Microsoft Azure in Data Center 2

Microsoft and Beyond.pl signed an agreement allowing Polish customers to process their data with Microsoft Azure at a local Polish data center. Data Center 2 in Poznań thus became the first Azure Stack cloud location in both Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Beyond.pl will offer selected Azure services from Q2 2018.

Joint project between the two companies addresses the needs of the Polish companies and public institutions, which due to legal or industry constraints have to execute some of their procedures in Poland, including data processing in the cloud. These include financial, medical, public administration, defense and security, as well as oil sector.

“Cooperation with Beyond.pl has given Microsoft Azure a Polish passport. Our customers now have the guarantee that their relevant key data will be processed locally in a Polish data center,” says Paweł Jakubik, Cloud Based Digital Transformation Lead at the Polish Microsoft office.

Azure Stack is an extension Microsoft Azure, transferring the scalability and innovation of the global cloud to the local environment. This allows organisations to develop advanced applications using a hybrid cloud, maintaining the flexibility, efficiency, operatibility and control. At the same time, application developers can work on Microsoft Azure based IT solutions, using the consistent set of development tools and services.

What’s important, Azure Stack services available at Beyond.pl are fully compatible with Azure services in other regions, and Polish customers will pay for the service plan prepared by Beyond.pl. Our customers will also have access to a single, consistent environment for application development in the cloud, and get the data sovereignty and security guarantee, which is a key issue for both partners.

Azure Stack at Beyond.pl is the first stage of the continuous effort to make it easier for Polish customers to use the hybrid cloud model and comply with the relevant laws.