Azure Networking

Connect and deliver your hybrid and cloud-native applications with low-latency, Zero Trust based networking services

Why Azure Networking?

With more than 130,000 miles of fiber spanning 60+ regions and 170+ network PoPs across the world, Azure provides the scale, performance, high availability and enterprise-grade security you need to meet your most extreme workload requirements. Deliver consistent, low-latency experience to your customers through services that work across on-premises, multi-cloud and edge location seamlessly. Focus on delivering your application logic when you use network-as-a-service offerings from Azure Networking.

Optimal routing for best performance

Deliver predictable, low-latency performance for your applications as the traffic stays on the Microsoft global network by default (cold potato routing). Use inter-AZ, inter-region hosting architectures for resilient cloud deployments, using a vast network across regions with latency <1ms.

Zero Trust based network security

Protect your applications, virtual networks and workloads with services that support the Zero Trust approach to security.

Hybrid and edge connectivity

Make Azure an extension of your existing network and deliver your apps to end users at a global scale. Connect on-premises, multi-cloud, 5G and edge deployments and manage your entire network centrally.

Network as a service

Focus on your apps with easy-to-use, scalable services and tools. Azure Networking provides the connectivity and scale you need without requiring you to build or manage down to the fiber.

Services

Secure network infrastructure

Build and protect your virtual network infrastructure.

If you want to Use this
Connect everything from virtual machines to incoming VPN connections Azure Virtual Network
Balance inbound and outbound connections and requests to applications Azure Load Balancer
Protect your applications from DDoS attacks Azure DDoS Protection
Native firewall capabilities with built-in high availability and zero maintenance Azure Firewall
Manage network security policy and routing centrally Azure Firewall Manager
Private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your virtual machines Azure Bastion
Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform Azure Private Link
Route incoming traffic for better performance and availability Traffic Manager
Monitor and diagnose network issues Network Watcher

On-prem and branch connectivity

Connect your on-premises datacenter and branches to the cloud.

If you want to Use this
Add private network connectivity from your corporate network to cloud Azure ExpressRoute
Connect business offices, retail locations and sites securely with a unified portal Azure Virtual WAN
Securely use the internet to access Azure Virtual Networks Azure VPN Gateway

Remote work connectivity

Enable remote users to access internal resources

If you want to Use this
Securely use the internet to access Azure Virtual Networks Azure VPN Gateway
Connect business offices, retail locations and sites securely with a unified portal Azure Virtual WAN
Protect your applications from DDoS attacks Azure DDoS Protection

5G and edge computing

Enable edge computing platforms and apps on 5G enabled devices.

If you want to Use this
Provide real-time customer experiences with ultra-low-latency edge compute Azure Edge Zones, Azure Edge Zones with carrier, Azure Private Edge Zones

Secure global app delivery

Build, secure and deliver applications to serve a global user base.

If you want to Use this
Accelerate the delivery of high-bandwidth content to customers worldwide Azure CDN
Scalable, security-enhanced delivery point for global, microservice-based web applications Azure Front Door
Manage traffic to your web applications with a web traffic load balancer. Azure Application Gateway
Use a firewall service for web apps to help improve web app security Azure Web Application Firewall
Ensure ultra-fast DNS responses and availability for your domain needs. Azure DNS
Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform Azure Private Link
Test how networking infrastructure changes will impact performance Internet Analyzer

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