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Canadia Region support for storage account

It would be nice to support the canadian region(s) for the storage account that stores the cloud drive. Customers are requesting this more and more.

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  • JohnC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Microsoft, please update the status of this feature request. When can we expect preview and GA release? We can't use Cloud Shell in Canadian federal government context due to enterprise policy on data residency.

  • Sarah Scherr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Canadian data residency requirements call for this solution. The more that we're able to give as options for data residency the more we will be able to see adoption.

  • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    All Canadian government data must reside in Canada. Please give us this feature to meet our needs.

  • Karine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Data residency is a mandatory requirement for Canadian public federal departments. We wish for this feature to be added to Azure.

  • Jeff Shipley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Data residency is a key requirement for public federal institutions and this would be an excellent feature to add to Azure.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fahad Jawaid from ESDC. IT Specialist for Cloud Center of Expertise. Cloud shell would be amazing!

  • Matt Schoyen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am a lead Cloud Engineer with the Government of Canada. As Neil mentioned, this is a data residency concern for us. Having at least one Canadian datacentre that could host Cloud Shell storage accounts would remove a significant hurdle for us using this service. My developers are close to busting out the torches and pitch forks.

  • Jason Vriends commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cloud Shell has streamlined Azure cloud management by providing a method to SSH, Build Docker images, etc., all without having to deploy a Jump Server or Bastien host. Enabling it's use with Canadian storage accounts would be great and allow Governments to leverage this feature.

  • Neil Robertson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I deal with the Federal Government in Canada. This is a data residency issue for them. Adding Canada as a region would enable them to use the service.

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