Experience a fast, reliable, and private connection to Azure.
Private cloud connections to Azure
Direct connection to your WAN
Support for IPv6 workloads
Increased reliability and speed
Support for bandwidth up to 100 Gbps
Bridge between on-premises networks using the Microsoft global network
Physical link encryption with MACsec
Make your cloud connections fast, reliable, and private
Use Azure ExpressRoute to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure on premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don't route through the public internet, and they offer more reliability, faster speed, and lower latency than typical internet connections. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure gives you significant cost benefits.
Use a virtual private cloud for storage, backup, and recovery
ExpressRoute provides a fast and reliable connection to Azure with bandwidths up to 100 Gbps, which makes it an excellent and cost-effective option for scenarios like periodic data migration, replication for business continuity, disaster recovery, and other high-availability strategies.
Extend and connect your datacenters
With high throughput and low latency, Azure ExpressRoute offers a natural extension to or between your datacenters. Enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without compromising network performance.
Build hybrid applications
Using the 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 Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) service and serves them without routing traffic through the public internet.
Establish private connectivity to Microsoft with Azure ExpressRoute services
Extend your on-premises networks to the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider.
ExpressRoute connections don’t route through the public internet, providing users with more reliability, faster speeds, consistent latency, and higher security.
Azure ExpressRoute Direct
Connect directly to the Microsoft global network. Dedicated dual capacity is available in 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps.
ExpressRoute Direct provides massive data ingestion into services like Cosmos DB, physical isolation for regulated industries, and control of circuit distribution by business unit.
Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach
Link circuits together for a private connection between your on-premises networks.
If you have multiple circuits linking your branch offices to Microsoft, establish Global Reach connections that allow them to exchange data directly.
Azure ExpressRoute Traffic Collector
An ExpressRoute Traffic Collector enables sampling of network flows send over an ExpressRoute circuit.
Network flow data can be further used for network traffic analysis and insights.
ExpressRoute circuits and gateways
An ExpressRoute circuit represents a logical connection between your on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft cloud services, and it's deployed with either a connectivity provider or ExpressRoute Direct. You'll need to use an ExpressRoute circuit with any combination of ExpressRoute offerings.
An ExpressRoute virtual network gateway helps to exchange IP routes between your Azure and on-premises networks and to route network traffic. To connect to virtual networks in Azure with ExpressRoute, you'll need to create a virtual network gateway.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure ExpressRoute pricing
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay for only what you use
Get started with an Azure free account
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.