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Experience a faster private connection to Azure

Make your connections fast, reliable and private

Use Azure ExpressRoute to create private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don’t go over the public Internet, and they offer more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical Internet connections. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure can give you significant cost benefits.

With ExpressRoute, establish connections to Azure at an ExpressRoute location, such as an Exchange provider facility, or directly connect to Azure from your existing WAN network, such as a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) VPN, provided by a network service provider.

Directly connect to Azure from a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) VPN

Use a virtual private cloud for storage, backup and recovery

ExpressRoute gives you a fast and reliable connection to Azure with bandwidths up to 100 Gbps, which makes it excellent for scenarios such as periodic data migration, replication for business continuity, disaster recovery and other high-availability strategies. It can be a cost-effective option for transferring large amounts of data, such as datasets for high-performance computing applications, or moving large virtual machines between your dev-test environment in an Azure virtual private cloud and your on-premises production environments.

Extend your data centre with virtual private cloud connections

Extend and connect your data centres

Use ExpressRoute to both connect and add compute and storage capacity to your existing data centres. With high throughput and fast latencies, Azure will feel like a natural extension to or between your data centres, so you enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromise on network performance.

Use Azure ExpressRoute to build hybrid applications

Build hybrid applications

With 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 Active Directory service, and serve all your corporate customers without traffic ever routing through the public Internet.

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