Data locations for Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Services

You can choose the location for your data during initial sign-up and creation of your organization. Azure DevOps operates in the following geographical locations (“geos”).

Data locations

Azure DevOps data is available in the following eight geographies across the world:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

We default your organization to your closest geography. However, you can choose a different geography. Later on, if you change your mind, you can migrate your organization to a different geography.

Customer data

Except as noted below, Azure DevOps maintains all customer data within your selected geography. Customer data includes the following data types:

  • source code
  • work items
  • test results
  • geo-redundant mirrors and offsite backups

Azure DevOps works with and uses many Microsoft Azure services. For details on customer data retention by location, see Data residency in Azure.

Profile data

Azure DevOps stores information that's global in nature, such as user identities and profile information as follows:

  • EU-based users: profile data is in EU data center
  • US-based users: profile data is in US data center
  • Users from all other countries/regions: profile data is in US data center

Transferring your data

Except as noted below, Microsoft doesn't transfer customer data outside of your selected geography.

If needed, you can transfer your data using preview, beta, or other pre-release services. These services typically store your data in the United States, but may store it globally.

Note

Microsoft will transfer your data if it needs to do any of the following actions:

  • provide customer support
  • troubleshoot the service
  • comply with legal requirements

Note

Microsoft doesn't control or limit the geographies from which you or your users may access your data.

Note

Because there's only one region in Brazil, customer data is replicated to south-central United States for disaster recovery and load balancing purposes. For more information, see Data residency in Azure.

Note

For builds and releases running on Microsoft-provided macOS agents, your data will be transferred to a third-party data center in the US.

These two data center locations are owned and managed by a third party with information security certification assurances, such as ISO 27001 and SOC 2 Type II report.