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Azure Virtual WAN provides a simple, unified, global connectivity and security platform to allow the deployment large scale branch infrastructure. ExpressRoute provides private connectivity into the Microsoft global network.
Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows you to connect your on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through Microsoft's global network.
ExpressRoute Direct allows customers to use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps. This enables customers who have scenarios like massive data ingestion to storage, physical isolation, dedicated capacity, and burst capacity to take advantage of Microsoft’s global backbone to access Azure regions at tremendous scale. This is backed with the enterprise-grade 99.95 percent SLA for port pair availability.
Zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways are now generally available. This physically and logically separates them across different availability zones, protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures. Additionally, we have made fundamental performance improvements including reducing the deployment time to create a virtual network gateway.
Microsoft peering with route filters is now available for Azure ExpressRoute Standard SKU.
If you're connecting your virtual network by using Azure ExpressRoute or VPN gateways, you can disable routing through BGP by simply adding a property in your route tables.
Azure Networking features will be available only in the Azure portal from October 4th, 2017. Networking related feature support from the classic Portal will be deprecated starting October 4th.
UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.
The Azure ExpressRoute footprint is expanding to Paris, Newport/Wales, and Quebec City.
Azure ExpressRoute Premium tier has three distinct advantages over the non-Premium version of the service: global connectivity, a larger number of virtual networks, and a larger number of routes (private and public peering).
With Azure DevTest Labs, you can use your existing virtual network in a lab.
Support is available for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.
Announcing support for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.
Azure Resource Manager support for ExpressRoute is available in all regions.
Azure ExpressRoute service connections have two new data plans. You can choose between unlimited or metered plans based on your usage.
ARM support for ExpressRoute is available in the Brazil South region.
Announcing updates to Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, Resource Manager templates, and simplified billing.
For Azure ExpressRoute customers who require a large number of Border Gateway Protocol routes, global connectivity, or more Azure virtual network links per circuit, we’ve introduced the ExpressRoute Premium add-on package.
Azure ExpressRoute is available in the Brazil South region.
We’ve changed the amount of egress data included in the 10 Gbps ExpressRoute Exchange Provider and reduced the price of 10 Gbps connections.