Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides high-performance, private connections between your IT environment and Microsoft Azure, a cloud service used by 57% of the Fortune 500. Available through Equinix in locations on five continents, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute offers greater security than typical cloud connections and enables your company to build hybrid cloud environments with enterprise-grade control and reliability.


Features and Benefits

  • Equinix direct connection services and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute allow for easier integration of your cloud services and your internal applications, enabling you to treat Microsoft Azure instances as part of your data center LAN.
  • Equinix private access enables Microsoft Azure to deliver the unique capabilities of hybrid cloud, including application services, production and identity management, data and backup and recovery services, and infrastructure services such as virtual networks and traffic management.
  • Seamless, automated provisioning using integrated API capabilities so you can set up virtual connectivity and Azure services in near real time.
  • Redundant and diverse interconnectivity paths to and from the Microsoft Azure cloud fortrue reliability.

Direct, Secure Connections

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection between Microsoft Azure data centers and on-premises IT environments. ExpressRoute connections bypass the public Internet and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security. ExpressRoute connections that transfer data between on-premises and Azure can also yield significant cost benefits.

Choose multiple connection speeds:

  • Fiber-optic cross connects that provide either 1- or 10-gigabits per second connections
  • Virtual connections via the Equinix Ethernet Exchange in a scalable range, including 200M, 500M, or 1G virtual connections over 1G/10G ports

Early Adopter Program

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is currently available for public preview at Equinix. If you’d like to be considered for this early adopter program, contact your account manager or use the Contact Me button below and an Equinix representative with be in touch.


Learn more about Microsoft Azure

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