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Azure China 21Vianet is operated by 21Vianet. It’s a physically separated instance of cloud services located in China. Azure China 21Vianet is independently operated and transacted by Shanghai Blue Cloud Technology Co., Ltd. (“21Vianet”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing 21Vianet Broadband Data Center Co., Ltd.
According to the China Telecommunication Regulation, providers of cloud services, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), must have value-added telecom permits. Only locally registered companies with less than 50 percent foreign investment qualify for these permits. To comply with this regulation, the Azure service in China is operated by 21Vianet, based on the technologies licensed from Microsoft.
As the first foreign public cloud service provider offered in China in compliance with government regulations, Azure China 21Vianet provides world-class security as discussed on the Trust Center , as required by Chinese regulations for all systems and applications built on its architecture.