Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

Bring together all of your applications, data, devices, and resources, both on-premise and in the cloud with a secure private connection to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from CoreSite.

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Azure Data Center Locations — Faster, Private Connections to the Cloud 

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a secure, private connection between your IT infrastructure and Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. ExpressRoute connections bypass the public Internet offering more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical Internet connections. With predictable, reliable and high-throughput connections offered by ExpressRoute, you can build hybrid cloud applications without compromising security or performance.

Azure ExpressRoute and CoreSite

With Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 at CoreSite’s ExpressRoute locations in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Denver, Chicago, Boston, New York and Northern Virginia. ExpressRoute connections are available via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, which provides private, security-enhanced virtual connections and on-demand provisioning. The integration of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides customers with greater performance and better reliability.

Uses for Azure ExpressRoute

Build Hybrid Applications

With predictable, reliable and high-throughput connections offered by ExpressRoute, you can build applications that span your current infrastructure and Azure without compromising security or performance.

Storage, backup & recovery

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

Extend Your IT Deployment

ExpressRoute lets you securely add compute and storage capacity to your existing infrastructure. With high throughput and low latency you enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud.

Azure ExpressRoute and Azure Stack

Microsoft Azure Stack enables enterprises to bring the power of Azure’s cloud compute to on-premises environments creating a fully integrated hybrid cloud solution. Customers that use CoreSite data centers to deploy Azure Stack have direct access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, enabling proximate, low latency connectivity between Azure and Azure Stack compute resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute?
ExpressRoute is a Microsoft Azure service that lets you create private connections between Microsoft Azure data center locations and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a colocation facility. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public internet, and offer higher security, reliability and speeds with lower latencies than typical connections over the internet.

What Microsoft cloud services are supported over ExpressRoute?
ExpressRoute supports most Microsoft Azure services, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

Where can I access ExpressRoute?
ExpressRoute is available to CoreSite customers in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Denver, Chicago, Boston, New York and Northern Virginia via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

What connection speeds are supported by ExpressRoute?
ExpressRoute supports 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 100 Gbps bandwidth options.
 
Where can I access ExpressRoute Local?
ExpressRoute Local is available in 100 Gbps bandwidth at CoreSite’s Denver, Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia campuses.
 
What are the benefits of using ExpressRoute Local?
You don't pay egress data transfer separately for your ExpressRoute Local circuit. In other words, the price of ExpressRoute Local includes data transfer fees. ExpressRoute Local is a more economical solution if you have massive amount of data to transfer.

How can I access ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Local?
Option 1: Start by deploying equipment in one of our ExpressRoute-enabled data center markets. From there, order your cross connect to the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

Option 2: Procure data transport services from an ExpressRoute Solution Provider and connect your in-house data center or corporate network to the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

What is Microsoft Azure Stack?
Azure Stack is a fully integrated system that enables enterprises to build, deploy and operate Azure hybrid cloud applications on-premises.

Can I connect Azure to Azure Stack Using ExpressRoute?
Yes, customers that deploy Azure Stack within CoreSite data centers will have direct access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

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