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Office365Mon is now available to be run out of regional Azure data centers around the globe. In addition to the US data centers, Office365Mon is available today via Germany data centers.
At Office365Mon.Com we’ve heard from customers of our Office 365 monitoring service that had certain data sovereignty restrictions placed upon them. This means that in some areas, there are government regulations that require data for a company in that region, to be stored in that region.
In addition to that, today Office365Mon issues its health probes out of a US-based data center. Customers can always (and in fact are encouraged) to augment that with our Distributed Probes and Diagnostics feature, which lets you issue probes from any location where you have users. However, some folks were hoping to have our cloud-based probes issued from a data center closer to where their users live.
Today we’re happy to announce an option that solves both problems – you can now create Office365Mon subscriptions in regional data centers. Our first data center is available now, and is located in Germany. This means not only is your subscription created in Germany, and your health probes are issued out of Germany, but also all of the data we capture is also stored in that same German data center. That allows you to meet data sovereignty requirements in that region, as well as potentially getting cloud-based probes closer to your users.
One of the first things to call out is that all of the features you get from our US-based service, you will also find in our German-based service. So no matter where you go, you will find feature parity. If you have users spread across the globe and want to create Office365Mon subscriptions in different geographies, that’s okay too. One of the cool things we do is pull together data from all of your subscriptions in every data center when we show you our Power BI reports. For example, here’s a screenshot the Outages report with data from every subscription in every region for our tenant:
Of course, one of the cool things about Power BI is that you also have a slew of filtering and report building features available to you. Here’s a screenshot of that same report, only this time it’s filtered to show only data from the Office365Mon subscription that we have in Germany:
The net of this is that if you know Office365Mon today, it will look, work, and act exactly the same no matter what data center your subscription is located.
The next question we expect to get of course is – that’s great, but what if I want Office365Mon in a different geography? The answer is…that’s great! Email us and let us know what you are interested in, and we can provide you with an idea of when it can be done. As long as the different regions have parity in the Azure features that Office365Mon requires, it should be possible to deploy Office365Mon to virtually any regional Azure data center.
There’s only one real difference with using Office365Mon in a regional data center – you have to work with our support team to enable you to get going. If you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will give you all of the details about the on-boarding process, pricing, etc.
We know that this has been in important issue for many of our European friends and customers, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to take a look at our PDF from our US site or our German site. Of course, you can also visit our US site directly at https://office365mon.com, or our new German site at https://office365mon.de.
Thanks as always for your great suggestions and ideas!
From Sunny Phoenix,