Microsoft ExpressRoute

With Microsoft ExpressRoute, you gain a private network connection from your business sites directly into Microsoft’s Cloud Services, including Azure Public Cloud and Office365.

ExpressRoute topology
Microsoft ExpressRoute from blueAPACHE provides a private, uncontended, high-throughput dedicated connection between your sites directly into Azure Public Cloud and Office 365.

Together with our emPOWER Network, ExpressRoute enables you to easily and seamlessly integrate Azure Public Cloud and Office365 directly into your IT environment. This not only eliminates the need for users to traverse the internet, it also:

  • Improves privacy and reliability to Microsoft Cloud Services;
  • Reduces bandwidth usage (and associated fees);
  • Simplifies charging mechanisms of Microsoft Cloud Services; and
  • Provides a network performance guarantee over internet-based VPNs.

ExpressRoute Fast and Reliable
Fast and Reliable

ExpressRoute provides the ability to use Microsoft Cloud Services as a natural extension of your existing private network with a guaranteed network quality of service (up to 10Gbps). This delivers more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical internet connections.

ExpressRoute High Availability
High Availability

Designed for high availability, the networking elements are backed by Microsoft’s connection uptime SLA of 99.9 percent. Microsoft is the only public cloud provider to offer this level of guaranteed availability, and ExpressRoute is the only dedicated connection from Microsoft that delivers both Azure and Office 365 services on a single network.

ExpressRoute Azure Public Cloud
Azure Public Cloud made easy

ExpressRoute lets you securely add Azure Public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services) capacity to your existing emPOWER Private Cloud solution, on-premises infrastructure or datacentre. With high throughput and low latencies, Azure will feel like a natural extension to your existing storage solution, so you enjoy the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromising network performance.

ExpressRoute Office 365
Office 365 with Improved Performance

With network performance as predictable as your own on-premises environments, ExpressRoute will offer Office 365 customers more predictable network performance, the ability to better manage network availability and the reliability that comes with dedicated connectivity. In addition, with ExpressRoute most Office 365 network traffic can avoid the public Internet, providing additional data privacy.

ExpressRoute Last Mile
Carrier Independence

Leveraging the blueAPACHE MPLS network, we can provide or integrate with any carrier to deliver connectivity into your network. Whether your last mile is with Telstra, Optus, Vocus, BigAir, AAPT, TPG, Pipe or even the NBN (or a combination of these for different sites) – we can connect you to ExpressRoute.

ExpressRoute Build your cloud
Build Hybrid Applications

With predictable, reliable and high-throughput connections offered by ExpressRoute, you can build applications that span on-premises infrastructure, blueAPACHE emPOWER Cloud and Azure Public Cloud without compromising security or performance.


Start benefiting today

For more information on how you can leverage Microsoft ExpressRoute from blueAPACHE to your business advantage, contact our Cloud team.

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