General Availability: ExpressRoute

12 May 2014

Create private, high-throughput connections between Azure datacenters and your existing on-premises or hybrid infrastructure. ExpressRoute connections don’t use the public Internet, so they offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than regular connections. We have a 99.9% SLA in place for connection uptime, and two new bandwidth tiers for Exchange Providers: 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps in addition to 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps tiers. ExpressRoute service will be available in Silicon Valley, Washington DC and London through AT&T NetBond, Equinix, Level3 Communications, British Telecom and Verizon.  We are also pleased to announce strategic partnerships with TeleCity Group and SingTel for Europe and APAC markets. Learn more about ExpressRoute. If you were already using the preview version of ExpressRoute, you can keep using it at preview pricing rates until July 1st, 2014. Or, choose a lower connection speed and pay the General Availability rate. The ExpressRoute Pricing details page has a comprehensive look at pricing. If you want to disable ExpressRoute for your account, sign into the Azure Management Portal.  

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