What is Azure ExpressRoute?
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a dedicated private network connection between Microsoft data centers and on premises or a colocated environment. ExpressRoute is primarily a cloud integration solution that enables in establishing dedicated connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Azure with on premises infrastructure / database.
How is Azure ExpressRoute used?
ExpressRoute is used in scenarios that demand higher security, more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical on premises to cloud connections. Azure Express Route helps in;
- Interconnect on premises, colocated and cloud infrastructures together
- Provide a secure, fast and dedicated network to copy data from local to cloud backup / DR facility.
- Build and deliver hybrid applications and infrastructure that connects and span over on premises and Azure Cloud infrastructure.
- Copy / transfer large virtual machines or servers between cloud environments