Azure, News

< 1 min

New Service Alert: Windows Azure ExpressRoute

Currently in public preview & available only in the US, Windows Azure ExpressRoute is a service that provides a dedicated fast private connection between your on-premise datacenter and Azure datacenter.


Since connections do not go over public internet, you get a connection that is



How To:

There are two ways one can establish an ExpressRoute connection with Azure.

AT&T and Equinix are the two partners providing ExpressRoute service.

Use Cases:

  1. Achieve a natural extension feel to your datacenter due to low latencies and better throughputs
  2. Move large volumes of data like VMs, datasets & old data to Azure quickly
  3. Greater high availability & disaster recovery times
  4. Applications spread across on-premise & cloud that require secure connections & high performance


Read more FAQs about the service @


If you are interested in learning more about Windows Azure & its services, CloudThat offers a 2 day hands-on course on Windows Azure delivered by me. Send me an enquiry if you are interested and I will get back to you.

Stay tuned to the blog for more !!

WRITTEN BY Sangram Rath



  1. SR

    Apr 24, 2014


    You have to love who comes up with these names , expressroute , directconnect
    be the judge which makes sense

  2. Subojit Roy

    Apr 23, 2014


    This looks like something similar to AWS Direct Connect!!

  3. Click to Comment