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.