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We are now announcing the addition of the Azure Cosmos DB community on ExpressRoute, which will allow for regional advertisements of Azure Cosmos DB.
You can now connect up to 4 circuits in a peering location to the same ExpressRoute virtual network gateway.
Azure ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider. The ExpressRoute footprint is expanding to eight new locations.
Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.
Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows customers to connect their on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through the Microsoft global network.
ExpressRoute Direct lets you use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps.
On May 1, 2019, the resource GUID names of ExpressRoute will change from "Port" to "Direct."
Effective February 22, 2019, the resource GUID names for ExpressRoute Gateway will change.
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.