Experience a fast, reliable, and private connection to Azure
- Private connections to Azure
- Increased reliability and speed
- Lower latency
- Supports bandwidth up to 100 Gbps
- Connects directly to your WAN
- Connect your on-premises networks using the Microsoft global network
- Support for IPv6 workloads
- Physical link encryption with MACsec
Make your connections fast, reliable, and private
Use Azure ExpressRoute to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don't go over the public internet, and they offer more reliability, faster speeds, and lower latencies than typical internet connections. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure can give you significant cost benefits.
Use a virtual private cloud for storage, backup, and recovery
ExpressRoute gives you 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
Use ExpressRoute to both connect and add compute and storage capacity to your existing datacenters. With high throughput and fast latencies, Azure will feel like a natural extension to or between your datacenters, so you enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromise on 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 Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) service and serves them without routing traffic through the public internet.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Azure ExpressRoute pricing
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay only for what you use
Customers are doing great things with ExpressRoute
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