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Auth0 launches Identity Platform on Microsoft Azure

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 13 Dec 2021

The Auth0 Identity Platform has launched on Microsoft Azure, giving a private cloud deployment option to customers.

According to the company, the launch gives customers the ability to choose Azure as their cloud deployment option from Auth0.

The addition of Azure as an Auth0 private cloud platform option unlocks a secure cloud deployment option for organisations seeking strategic fit with their technology stack, supporting regional data residency capabilities and higher control over customer data, the company states.

According to Auth0, organisations moving to the cloud and selecting a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution require significant control over sensitive customer data and may require local data residency capabilities.

They often have to make a choice of selecting either a CIAM solution that supports their product differentiation goals or one that meets their technical requirements and regulatory needs.

To combat this, Auth0's modern identity platform eliminates the need to choose by providing organisations with tools designed to support security, compliance and data residency needs that may apply to them, across multiple regions globally.

The platform's design can accelerate their time to value and go-to-market strategies to meet their long-term growth goals, according to Auth0.

Key benefits of the Auth0 Identity Platform on Azure include:

Technology stack alignment: Organisations have the flexibility to choose Azure as their preferred cloud vendor for greater technology stack alignment with existing investments in Azure.

Data residency: Improved data residency capabilities for Auth0 customers with Azure's widespread geographic infrastructure.

Streamlined experience with private cloud: A cloud-native platform built with a focus on security and compliance at every level. Organisations requiring data residency options can take advantage of periodic feature updates while maintaining control over the timing and the ability to roll back without having to maintain them.

Auth0 chief product officer Shiv Ramji says, "As more applications move to the cloud and expand globally, organisations depend on their identity service to protect and manage access for their most critical users, applications, and data."

"The Auth0 Identity Platform on Azure can help unlock a secure and compliant cloud deployment experience for organisations seeking support across CIAM use cases," he says.

Ramji says, "This is especially true for organisations in industries like retail or financial services where selecting vendors that are not competitive to their business is top priority, organisations operating in regions where certain cloud providers have higher geographic availability, and those that have existing technology investments in Azure."

Microsoft global senior director, SCI Business Development, Mandana Javaheri says, "Companies like Auth0 add value by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure.

"With Azure, Auth0 customers have ultimate performance capabilities and control over their environment without the hassle of maintaining it, allowing customers to focus more on their core business proposition."

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