Azure Private Link is now available
Published date: 19 February, 2020
Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for Azure customers to consume Azure Services (such as Storage, SQL and Cosmos DB) or Customer Own services (for example, Partner Service and BYOS) privately from within their virtual network. Private Link brings in true private connectivity experience between services and virtual networks. The technology is based on a provider and consumer model where the provider and the consumer are both hosted in Azure. A connection is established using a consent-based call flow and, once established, all data that flows between the service provider and the service consumer is isolated from the internet and stays on the Microsoft network. There is no need for gateways, NAT devices or public IP addresses to communicate with this service.