VSTS instance in Japan region
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Please bring the VSTS instance to Japan region. This will accelerate the VSTS adoption in the Japanese enterprise customers (such like financial sector, public sector, etc.).
Some insights are below.
- In enterprise customers, their current data security policies does not consider the cloud environment yet. Currently, they are trying to change their own security policies, but it also takes very long time and big effort. And if they want to use the cloud environment (such like VSTS) now, they require the exception approvals in their company. But it also takes long time and effort.
- The localization of VSTS is not a strong adoption blocker in Japan. Because even if the VSTS is not localized, the Visual Studio is already localized. Many developers mainly use Visual Studio for their daily work. In addition to this, although the developers have to use some tools only in VSTS (such like WIT), but they can use Japanese language for data entry.
This is a must for us
Ayumu Inaba commented
In my opinion, the localization to Japanese is just the problem of whether English is good or bad for developer. But the region of VSTS, the location of data stored, is the problem of compliance for many company. If developers want to use VSTS, they will try in English, but won't try to change the rule.