Connect cloud and on-premises infrastructure and services, to provide your customers and users the best possible experience
Support your hybrid or all-in cloud strategy using networking services built on one of the largest fiber network backbones. Get the most from your Azure or open-source solutions and workloads with highly reliable performance and secure connectivity.
Find the networking product you need
|If you want to...||Use this|
|Connect everything from virtual machines to incoming VPN connections||Virtual Network|
|Balance inbound and outbound connections and requests to your applications or service endpoints||Load Balancer|
|Optimise delivery from application server farms while increasing application security with a web application firewall||Application Gateway|
|Securely use the internet to access Azure Virtual Networks with high performance VPN gateways||VPN Gateway|
|Ensure ultra-fast DNS responses and ultra-high availability for all your domain needs||Azure DNS|
|Accelerate the delivery of high-bandwidth content to customers worldwide—from applications and stored content to streaming video||Content Delivery Network|
|Protect your Azure applications from the impacts of DDoS attacks||Azure DDoS Protection|
|Distribute traffic optimally to services across global Azure regions, while providing high availability and responsiveness||Traffic Manager|
|Add private network connectivity to access Microsoft cloud services from your corporate networks, as if they were on-premises residing in your own datacenter||ExpressRoute|
|Monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level||Network Watcher|
Customers are doing great things with Azure networking products
Industry leaders create a dynamic showcase for digital transformation
"Building TCS.com on Azure gave us excellent insight into delivering a cloud-native, state-of-the-art solution from soup to nuts."
Thread manufacturer spins its future in the cloud
"Azure gives us integrated tools that let us fully integrate and exploit our data."
Top online retailer bets on Azure to provide a stellar experience for 15.4 million customers worldwide
"We can introduce new features and ramp up deployment wherever our customers are in the world."
Get the latest updates on networking in Azure.
Roadmap for networking in Azure
25 May 2018
We are excited to announce GA for Azure Global VNet Peering. Global VNet Peering allows you to peer virtual networks in different Azure regions to build a global private network in Azure.
19 April 2018
HA Ports, a premium offering of the Azure Standard Load Balancer, is now generally available. This will enable customers to configure a single load balancing rule to process traffic from all the protocols and ports, thus enabling deployment of services or appliances in high availability mode.
26 September 2017
Load Balancer Standard will allow you to create load balanced deployments with much greater scale, resiliency and ease of use for all your virtual machine instances inside a virtual network.