Gartner Research

How Vendor Data Location Policies Influence Cloud Office Decisions

Published: 01 May 2019

ID: G00350876

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann


Microsoft and Google have different policies about data center locations for their cloud office products. Application leaders should consider the compliance, privacy and technical implications of those data sovereignty policies for Office 365 and Google G Suite to shape their cloud office decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • Cloud Data Location Remains an Important Issue for Application Leaders
  • Microsoft Office 365: Several Data Location Options
  • Google G Suite: Security Assurances, Limited Location Guarantees
  • Match Data Center Location Requirements to Vendor Capabilities

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