O365 - EU and China

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Hi

Worldwide Org - based in EU - they have a Tenant - and are about to migrate all users personal files from fileservers to OD4B - (into the EU data center) 

 

However there's a subset of users that resides in China - and apparently there's some China regulations saying data "must" reside inside China - (china users connection to the EU Tenant/OneDrive are very slow)  so how do I solve this "architecture" in the best way possible?
Multi-geo is not an option as China aren't supported. 

 

  • Does the Company create a SharePoint Farm in China and let the users in China have their OD4B on that - what about collaboration on documents, ediscovery etc. etc. between EU/China users in those scenarios?
  • Does the company create a separate Tenant inside China and initiate the B2B capabilities in the EU tenant? 

How have others solved this? 

 

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My advice is to contact your Microsoft TAM and work with them to find the best solution. China has a separate "instance" of Office 365 ("operated by 21Vianet"), which is split from the global, multi-tenant instance and is missing a lot of features. So even if you do open a tenant there, the issues go beyond collaboration.