Azure Virtual Network
Create your own private network infrastructure in the cloud.
Build and manage a secure network infrastructure in the cloud
Secure your connections with an IPsec VPN or Azure ExpressRoute
Create sophisticated network topologies using virtual appliances
Bring your own IP addresses and DNS servers
Get granular control over traffic between subnets
Get an isolated and highly secure environment for your applications
Create, connect, and manage your virtual networks in the cloud
Find services and resources to seamlessly support your virtual networking and security goals.
Azure Virtual Network
Service to provision private networks
Build an isolated, secure environment to run virtual machines (VMs) and applications.
- Optionally connect to on-premises datacenters for a hybrid infrastructure that you control.
- Bring your own IP addresses and DNS servers.
- Secure connections with an IPsec VPN or ExpressRoute.
Virtual Network peering in Azure
Low-latency resource to securely connect virtual networks
Seamlessly connect virtual networks and send traffic over the Microsoft network. No public internet, gateways, or encryption needed.
- Enforce privacy for global resources on virtual networks.
- Include on-premises networks using Azure high-speed networking.
Azure NAT (Network Address Translation) Gateway
Resource to simplify outbound internet connectivity for virtual networks
Route VM traffic to the internet while keeping VMs and compute resources private.
- Automatically scale IP addresses needed for outbound connectivity.
- Minimize impact to network bandwidth of compute resources using software-defined networking.
Azure Virtual Network Manager
Service to centrally manage virtual networks
Create and manage virtual networks across regions and subscriptions from a single pane of glass.
- Segment virtual networks to define management scope.
- Create and manage hub-and-spoke and mesh networks.
- Enforce security requirements.
Azure Route Server
Service for operations management of network virtual appliances
Enable network appliances to exchange route information dynamically with virtual networks.
- Works with existing or new deployments.
- Eliminates need to manually configure network routes for network virtual appliances, Azure ExpressRoute, and VPN gateways.
Azure Virtual Network container network interface (CNI)
Plug-in to enable containers to use virtual network capabilities
Dynamically assign IP addresses for containers and Kubernetes Pods running in a VM.
- Connect Pods to a virtual network and its resources, other containers, and peered virtual networks.
- Access services protected by virtual network service endpoints.
Protect data in transit
Add encryption to the Virtual Network default security controls to enhance protection for your data in transit. Learn about Azure Virtual Network encryption.
Enhance security and isolation
Run virtual machines and applications in an isolated and highly secure manner while using private IP addresses. Define subnets and policies to control access.
Rely on the global reach of Azure
Microsoft owns and operates one of the world's largest networks. By default, traffic between Azure resources stays within the Microsoft global network for optimal performance and high reliability. Improve security and reduce latency by avoiding the public internet to pass requests between virtual machines, virtual networks, databases, and other resources.
Build sophisticated network topologies
Create advanced overlay architectures on top of Azure resources and services. Run WAN optimizers, load balancers, and application firewalls in a virtual network and define traffic flows with a high degree of control.
Extend your datacenter to the cloud
Extend your on-premises IT environment to the cloud. Securely connect to a virtual network with an IPsec VPN or a private connection by using Azure ExpressRoute. Authenticate customers for secure access to an on-premises Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) service.
Gain flexibility for building apps
Use virtual networks to combine platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) resources to reduce network complexity when building or running apps.
Manage virtual networks at scale
Reduce operational overhead by centrally managing your virtual network resources. Create and manage network security rules globally across subscriptions and regions. Manage the configurations for your entire environment from one place. Simplify deployment of configurations to test in specific regions.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD$1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Virtual Network pricing
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay for only what you use
Customers running Virtual Network
Our technology partners
Extend your Azure Virtual Network with solutions from our partners in security, network performance, and monitoring, using Virtual Network Terminal Access Point.
Get started with an Azure free account
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.