Microsoft shifting Windows Azure from WA data center

Microsoft told early users of Windows Azure cloud computing platform that it’ll move applications and storage away from its Pacific Northwest data center in Quincy, Wash., prior to Azure's commercial launch. Microsoft cited "Due to a change in local tax laws, we’ve decided to migrate Windows Azure applications out of our northwest data center prior to our […]

Microsoft told early users of Windows Azure cloud computing platform that it’ll move applications and storage away from its Pacific Northwest data center in Quincy, Wash., prior to Azure's commercial launch. Microsoft cited "Due to a change in local tax laws, we’ve decided to migrate Windows Azure applications out of our northwest data center prior to our commercial launch this November," the company says on the Windows Azure blog. "This means that all applications and storage accounts in the “USA - Northwest” region will need to move to another region in the next few months, or they’ll be deleted." The Data Center Knowledge blog says the Azure services in Quincy’ll shift to San Antonio, Texas, where Microsoft has another large data center. The Oak Leaf Systems has more details, reported.