Amazon And Microsoft Suspends Services In Russia

Amazon and Microsoft have announced they will suspend their services in Russia.

Previously, the Ukrainian government had asked the two companies to stop providing services to their Russian customers.

“Unlike other U.S. technology providers, AWS has no data centers, infrastructure, or offices in Russia, and we have a long-standing policy of not doing business with the Russian government. We have also stopped allowing new sign-ups for AWS in Russia and Belarus. Our biggest customers using AWS in Russia are companies who are headquartered outside of the country and have some development teams there,” Amazon stated in a blog post.

Microsoft announced that it will suspend all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia. Microsoft President Brad Smith stated that the company will continue to work closely with the U.S. government, the EU and the U.K. to ensure that the sanctions are followed.

After the invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government continued to appeal to several top tech platforms to cut ties with Russia. Top tech platforms such as Oracle, Google, Meta and others have sanctioned the Russian government.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

ITW in your inbox

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

More Best of The Web