Adding new Windows Azure data centers to your Sitecore Azure module

Recently a couple of new data centers have become available to host your cloud based applications using Windows Azure.

The Sitecore Azure deployment module has been implemented in a flexible way so that the module doesn’t need to be updated when a new Azure region becomes available. If you want to add a new region simply open the App_Config/AzureVendors sub folder under your Sitecore website root and edit the Microsoft.xml file:

  1. Navigate to the <datacenters> node
  2. Add new <datacenter> nodes for each additional region
    The name of the node needs to exactly match the region name which can be found here:
    Windows Azure Regions
    azure regions
  3. Save the file and re-open the Sitecore Azure dialog from the Sitecore desktop.