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How secure are the data centers?

The data centers are designed to run 24 x 7 and they employ various measures to protect operations from power failure, physical intrusion, and network outages. The data centers comply with industry standards for physical security and reliability and are managed, monitored, and administered by Microsoft operations personnel. They are designed for “lights out” operation. Further details of Windows Azure’s physical security can be found in the Microsoft trust center.