Is it possible to run API against server located within EU?

Hello, I would like to know if it is possible to get a dedicated server, located within the EU?

I’d like to use the gpt-4 and gpt-3.5-turbo APIs, however, it would be incredibly helpful for data agreements, if we could show our clients that their data never leaves the EU, hence an EU dedicated server would be fantastic. Is this possible?


Azure OpenAI services list their datacenter regions:

OpenAI API does not let you select. They may do regional auto-routing.


That sucks. Roadblock for me. Huge complications if I cannot guarantee at least the location of sensitive data.

I know this is an old topic but what about the data retention period? Do we know if OpenAI keeps a copy of all the data going through Azure as well for 30 days?

OpenAI services on Azure (repulsively “build your own Copilot”) are completely administered by Microsoft, and the service level business plan etc will be per individual account agreement.

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My interpretation of the below page and continued assumption in the use of Azure’s OpenAI services is that there is absolutely no data shared with OpenAI by them.

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Yes, here is the relevant quote:

The Azure OpenAI Service is fully controlled by Microsoft; Microsoft hosts the OpenAI models in Microsoft’s Azure environment and the Service does NOT interact with any services operated by OpenAI (e.g. ChatGPT, or the OpenAI API).

Thanks for sharing the source!

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For what its worth, Azure OpenAI endpoints (enterprise or whatever they call it) is the most horrible experience you can get. Terrible streaming due to content policy filters, lack of api compliance with OpenAI… As always, Microsoft manages to take something that works very well (OpenAI) and make a mess out of it (Azure OpenAI).