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Microsoft Azure removes exit fee as EU regulations kick in

March 14, 2024


Microsoft has announced that Azure customers can now transfer their data to other cloud providers or on-premises data centers via the internet free of charge, following similar moves by Amazon and Google.

“We support customer choice, including the choice to migrate your data away from Azure,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

The announcement comes close on the heels of a couple of regulatory updates. In January, the EU announced the enforcement of its Data Act, aimed at facilitating access to industrial data and providing legal clarity on data usage. The act is set to enable customers to switch between different cloud providers more seamlessly, with an eventual provision for such transitions to be free of charge.

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