Microsoft Azure

Bypass the Internet and connect directly into one or more Microsoft Azure service regions over a secure, assured performance circuit via IX Reach’s private global network.

Using a virtual private cloud for storage, backup, and recovery

ExpressRoute gives you a fast and reliable connection to Azure, which makes it excellent for data migration, replication for business continuity, disaster recovery and other high-availability strategies. It can be a cost-effective option for transferring large amounts of data, such as datasets for high-performance computing applications, or moving large virtual machines between your dev-test environment in an Azure virtual private cloud and your on-premises production environment.

Extending your data centre

Use ExpressRoute to add compute and storage capacity to your existing IX Reach PoP. With high throughput and fast latencies, Azure will feel like a natural extension of your data centre, so you enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromise on network performance.

Building hybrid applications

With 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 Active Directory service, and serve all your corporate customers without traffic ever routing through the public Internet.

Features and Benefits

  • Secure, high-bandwidth private network connection(s) directly into one or more Azure service regions
  • Reduced costs for data transfer compared with access over the Internet
  • Increased levels of security and predictable latency
  • Flexible bandwidth options from 50Mbps to 10Gbps
  • 1GE or 10GE Interfaces for easy service expansion
  • Flexible options to connect directly from a premise based location, a colocation based data centre, or multiple, carrier dense, neutral data centres
  • Elimination of unnecessary delays and costs associated with the long provisioning lead times for traditional private lines
  • Ability to connect to multiple Azure service regions from a single port
  • Greater end-to-end control and visibility of traffic utilisation
  • Full SLA assurance
  • Single invoice – bandwidth/cross connects
  • 24/7 NOC for monitoring and support