A growing rise in regulatory requirements places more onus on organizations to control the geographic location of where data is stored so that it can be kept within speciﬁc regional boundaries.
If you do not have a solution for this, you may feel less conﬁdent in expanding your business into new markets, distributing your workforce, or even moving to the cloud. The traditional way to tackle data residency has been to manage people and resources who reside in different countries or regions within the organization as separate entities, even though you are all part of the same organization.
To solve for this, maybe you have opted for a distributed data center model on-premises aligned to geographic locations, or perhaps you ﬁnd yourself maintaining an often complex mesh of multiple Ofﬁce 365 tenants in a limited number of geographies to address data residency needs.
While this can potentially keep your data in the appropriate location, we know that these approaches can be expensive and worse of all, create data silos, which limit collaboration on your organization's most important currency, information. Data ﬂuidity, or lack of it, constrains your organization’s overall productivity and innovation.
The good news is that there is now a better and more efﬁcient way to solve for this challenge with Multi-Geo Capabilities in Ofﬁce 365. It allows you to operate within a single global Ofﬁce 365 tenant yet provide you with the controls necessary to define where content is stored at rest around the world by Office 365 workloads which support Multi-Geo.
With a Multi-Geo enabled tenant in Office 365 you are no longer bound to a single geography for data-at-rest storage. Your content may now be spread across numerous locations such as those depicted in the map below.
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