Monday, February 23, 2015

Your Nearest Azure Data Centre

When designing an solution involving any cloud vendor, you need to be aware of the network latency between your users and the cloud. For Azure, this means putting your objects (VMs, web sites, storage, etc) in the data canter closes to you. But which one is that?

I just came upon a neat page that can help: http://linkis.com/azurewebsites.net/Jaybw. This page plots a nice looking graph of the latency between the client and the 15 existing Azure data centres around the world.  After a few tests, my graph looks like this:

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There's also a nice table that goes along with the graph:

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As you can see, the latency between my office and Azure favours the Western Europe data centre in Amsterdam. I had expected Dublin (North Europe) to be faster or at least very close – but was in fact slower. . Not surprisingly, Brazil, Japan and Australia are a lot further away. I was also surprised that the times to South East Asia  and East Asia were faster than both West US and East US.

What do your tests show?

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3 comments:

michael jordan said...

Information provided in this page is informative.These days technology developing rapidly.Now a days storing large amount of data in small discs etc.,data center is a facility used to keep computer systems and associated components such as storage systems.Chinese economic and technology boom of previous decades is leading the country's government to invest more on the IT sector.Found some of the best and giant data center's in the world.

Proactive Datasystem said...

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Proactive Datasystem said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and informative article. I really appreciate your writing skills. It contain vast information of technology.
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Data Centre Solutions