Today I am pleased to announce that the Azure Virtual Desktop metadata service is now generally available in both Japan and Australia.
This now extends the full geographies that are supported to six, which are, the US, Canada, EU, UK and now Japan and Australia.
This enables you to choose to locate your Azure Virtual Desktop objects within those two geographical boundaries and know that this data will always remain within that geographical boundary.
We guarantee that the metadata for host pool objects is only stored within the geography selected. We replicate the data to the Azure paired region for disaster recovery purposes of the Azure Virtual Desktop service. More detail regarding the Azure Virtual Desktop data locations is available in this article.
At this point in time Azure Virtual Desktop Autoscaling is not available in Japan and Australia, however this will be made available later this year.
Azure Virtual Desktop is the leading virtual desktop solution, to securely deliver Windows desktops and applications from the planets most distributed hyperscale cloud. This is just another example of our commitment to making Azure Virtual Desktop a truly global virtual desktop service that provides the most extensive list of locations for geo-residency purposes and makes use of the growing number of Azure regions.