Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Private route to your Azure Data Center on - ExpressRoute

If you are concerned with some of the concerns you may have with doing business over a public network then this is what you should choose.

ExpressRoute is a private route that you can establish between Azure Datacentr and your enterprise data whehter it is on your enterprise or colocation environment. It is private conneciton and does not go over the Internet (public).

Here is a connectivity diagram from Microsoft website for ExpressRoute:



ExpressRoute is now in GA (General Availability) and provides:
  • Higher reliability
  • Faster Speed
  • Lower Latency
  • Higher reliability
as compared to what you can get over the Internet.
 
As it has entered GA, Microsoft offers 99.99% SLA on ExpressRoute uptime. Microsoft is offering offering two new tiers of bandwith use for the Exchange Provider scenario: 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps.

The following are ExchangeRoute partners (all the biggies in Telecom):

Read more here:
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/expressroute/