Access Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

Get a private connection to Microsoft Azure from your Digital Realty data center

Fast, Reliable, and Private Connection to the Microsoft Cloud

Establish direct, private connections to Microsoft Azure by accessing ExpressRoute through Digital Realty’s Service Exchange, powered by Megaport. The Digital Realty Service Exchange is a software-defined network (SDN) that allows you to establish direct, private connections to multiple cloud service providers, other participants of the platform, and other data centers on the connected network from a single interface. Connect now from all of our locations offering Service Exchange.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute enables you to extend your network into the cloud by providing a private, secure connection between your Digital Realty colocation environment and Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Customers are given redundant and diverse paths to the Microsoft Cloud with access to Azure services across all regions within a geopolitical region. By avoiding the public Internet, ExpressRoute offers higher security, reliability, and lower latencies than typical Internet connections. In some cases, this can also yield significant cost savings.

Features & Benefits

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Storage, Backup, and Recovery

ExpressRoute provides you with a fast and reliable connection to Azure, making it great for situations like disaster recovery, replication for business continuity, periodic data migration, and other high-availability strategies.

High Throughput

Enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromise on network performance by seamlessly adding compute and storage capacity to your existing infrastructure.

Hybrid Applications

With greater privacy and reliable security than typical cloud connections, you can build hybrid cloud environments with more network control.

Connect to multiple clouds from a single access point with Digital Realty’s Service Exchange.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Availability:

North America

  • Ashburn, VA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Silicon Valley, CA

Service Exchange can access 24 global Microsoft Cloud Regions from 48 different ExpressRoute nodes from every location listed above.

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