Dedicated private-network fibre connections to Azure
- Private cloud connections to Azure
- Increased reliability and speed
- Consistent latency
- Support for bandwidth up to 100 Gbps
- Direct connection to your WAN
- Bridge between on-premises networks using the Microsoft global network
- Support for IPv6 workloads
- Physical link encryption with MACsec
Make your cloud connections fast, reliable, and private
Use Azure ExpressRoute to create private connections between Azure datacentres and infrastructure on premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don't route through the public internet, and they offer more reliability, faster speed, and lower latency than typical internet connections. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure gives you significant cost benefits.
Use a virtual private cloud for storage, backup and recovery
ExpressRoute provides a fast and reliable connection to Azure with bandwidths up to 100 Gbps, which makes it an excellent and cost-effective option for scenarios like periodic data migration, replication for business continuity, disaster recovery, and other high-availability strategies.
Extend and connect your datacentres
With high throughput and low latency, Azure ExpressRoute offers a natural extension to or between your datacentres. Enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without compromising network performance.
Build hybrid applications
Using the predictable, reliable, and high-throughput connections offered by ExpressRoute, build applications that span on-premises infrastructure and Azure without compromising privacy or performance. For example, run a corporate intranet application in Azure that authenticates your customers with an on-premises Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) service and serves them without routing traffic through the public internet.
Establish private connectivity to Microsoft with Azure ExpressRoute services
Extend your on-premises networks to the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider.
ExpressRoute connections don’t route through the public internet, providing users with more reliability, faster speeds, consistent latency, and higher security.
Azure ExpressRoute Direct
Connect directly to the Microsoft global network. Dedicated dual capacity is available in 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps
ExpressRoute Direct provides massive data ingestion into services like Cosmos DB, physical isolation for regulated industries, and control of circuit distribution by business unit.
Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach
Link circuits together for a private connection between your on-premises networks.
If you have multiple circuits linking your branch offices to Microsoft, establish Global Reach connections that allow them to exchange data directly.
ExpressRoute circuits and gateways
An ExpressRoute circuit represents a logical connection between your on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft cloud services, and it's deployed with either a connectivity provider or ExpressRoute Direct. You'll need to use an ExpressRoute circuit with any combination of ExpressRoute offerings.
An ExpressRoute virtual network gateway helps to exchange IP routes between your Azure and on-premises networks and to route network traffic. To connect to virtual networks in Azure with ExpressRoute, you'll need to create a virtual network gateway.
Azure ExpressRoute pricing
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay for only what you use
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
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