We’re pleased to announce the following services which are now available in the UK!
HDInsight – HDInsight is a 100% compatible Hadoop service that allows you to easily provision and manage Hadoop clusters for big data processing in Azure.
Azure Import/Export - Import/Export Service is now live in UK South! The Azure Import/Export Service enables you to move large amounts of on-premises data into and out of your Azure Storage accounts. It does this by enabling you to securely ship hard disk drives directly to our Azure data centers. Once we receive the drives we’ll automatically transfer the data to or from your Azure Storage account. This enables you to import or export massive amounts of data more quickly and cost effectively (and not be constrained by available network bandwidth).
Azure Container Registry - Azure Container Registry is a private registry for hosting container images. Using the Azure Container Registry, customers can store Docker-formatted images for all types of container deployments. Azure Container Registry integrates well with orchestrators hosted in Azure Container Service, including Docker Swarm, DC/OS and Kubernetes. Users can benefit from using familiar tooling capable of working with the open source Docker Registry v2.
Read more about it on the Azure blog.