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Azure global network

Enable a wide range of enterprise and consumer services with a highly available, secure, and agile network.

Discover more about our global infrastructure and how it all works

Give your business a powerful and resilient backbone

Enable fast and scalable performance for all your apps and services. The Azure global network backbone connects hundreds of network POPs and data centers to support massive enterprise and consumer services like Microsoft 365 and Xbox. Learn how we build it.

Fortify your systems with intelligent and adaptive security

Built on a sophisticated software-defined networking stack developed in collaboration with Microsoft Research and the open-source community, Azure rapidly predicts, emulates, and responds to issues and anomalies. Read about Azure network security.

Stay close to your apps and data for enhanced performance

Run your apps and services across Azure regions and global edge nodes that reach thousands of unique internet partners. Whether you access Microsoft cloud services via the Internet or a private connection, such as ExpressRoute, proximity to Azure helps you improve performance. All traffic entering the global network remains entirely within it, regardless of location.

Run your apps on leading-edge innovation

The Azure network deploys updates reliably in hours. Encompassing hundreds of datacenters and thousands of switches, the network infrastructure is powered by Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC). This open-source switch operating system is developed to meet the requirements of a largescale platform like Azure and is supported by industry-leading vendors.

Deliver low latency Azure services in densely populated metros

Transform how cloud and edge work together with Azure Edge Zones. Easily deploy applications and virtualized network functions (VNF) to provide your customers seamless compute, storage, IoT, and container services for latency-sensitive workloads.

Stay close to your apps and data for enhanced performance

Find out more about the Azure global infrastructure

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