Microsoft® Azure™ ExpressRoute Your Private Connection to Azure

Efficient and scalable cloud consumption with Improved Security and Reduced Costs.

Treat Microsoft Azure instances as part of your data center LAN, allowing full integration between cloud services and your internal applications.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides organizations a private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection between Azure data centers and their on-premises IT environment. 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.

ExpressRoute is the next generation of interconnection from Equinix and Microsoft. Equinix interconnection fabric allows Equinix customers to connect their corporate IT infrastructure directly to Azure services through a secure, private, virtual connection.


  • Equinix private access enables Azure to deliver the unique capabilities of hybrid cloud:
    • Application services, for testing, production and identity management to mobile services
    • Data services like storage, databases to back-up and recovery services and
    • Infrastructure services, ranging from virtual machines, virtual networks, VPNs to traffic management
  • Seamless automated provisioning using integrated API capabilities allows customers to set up virtual connectivity and Azure services near real-time
  • Equinix customers can choose among a range of connection speeds:
    • Fiber-optic cross connects that provide either 1- or 10Gbps connections
    • Virtual connections via the Equinix Ethernet Exchange in a scalable range, including 200M, 500M, or 1G virtual connections over 1G/10G ports
  • Redundant and diverse interconnectivity paths to and from the Azure cloud provides true reliability

How Do I Get Started?

ExpressRoute is available at select global Equinix locations. If you would like more information, contact your account manager or use the Contact Me button below and an Equinix representative will be in touch to discuss your needs.

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Global Launch Locations

ExpressRoute is launching in these 16 global Equinix locations:

Upcoming Launch Locations for Q3 and Q4:

Q3 2014 Q4 2014
Silicon Valley Hong Kong
New York Singapore
Chicago Seattle
Los Angeles Atlanta
  Sao Paulo