To keep pace with growing demand, we are announcing two new datacenter options for Windows Azure. Effective immediately, compute and storage resources are now available in “West US” and “East US”, with SQL Azure coming online in the coming months.  These new options add to our worldwide presence and significantly expand our US footprint.

As some eager customers have already discovered (and deployed!), these new datacenters are now visible in the Windows Azure Management Portal.     

Pricing for Windows Azure Compute and Storage remains consistent across all datacenters worldwide.  As always, the best way to get started with Windows Azure is with a 90 day free trial