Direct Connect to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

Maximise the potential of your Microsoft Azure instance with Console Connect. Get real-time access to low-latency and secure direct connectivity from our leading MPLS network, which spans more than 150 countries around the globe.

Fully automated, software defined connectivity to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure occupies second place among the leading cloud providers and has a strong offering among organisations already invested in Microsoft software and services, such as those using Windows. Azure has a capable suite of service offerings and works hard to integrate with private data centres in hybrid cloud environments.

Whether your organisation has adopted a hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the Console Connect platform can provide real-time access to the Azure cloud from enterprise locations around the world, as well as interconnect your Azure instance with your existing data centres and other clouds.

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Choose Console Connect for…

Reduced Complexity

Self-service portal with an intuitive UI. Manage your Azure ExpressRoute access 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Greater Flexibility

No more long lead times and restrictive contracts. Connect from 1 day to 3 years and only pay for what you need. Dial your cloud connection bandwidth up and down as required to match your Azure workload.

Improved Performance

Private connectivity to Azure ExpressRoute that bypasses the public internet, providing a better user experience and improves efficiency and performance. Port capacities up to 10G are also available in select data centers.


Truly automated, multi-cloud business connectivity platform that combines software and network architectures. Fast and secure direct connectivity to your Azure cloud as and when you need it.

API Enabled Network

Enables integration with your own or your partner’s existing ecosystems and infrastructures.

Global Reach

Leverage our leading MPLS network and interconnect seamlessly with a global ecosystem of cloud, SaaS and business partners.

Visibility & Monitoring

Easily monitor your Azure ExpressRoute connection performance. View bandwidth allocation and utilisation.

Uptime of 99.999

Ensure your business critical applications stay running regardless of public internet performance.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Locations

The Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute locations listed below are the colocation facilities where the interconnects are provisioned. You have access to Azure services across all regions within a geopolitical region when you connect to an ExpressRoute location within the geopolitical region.

RegionCountryCityData Centre
Australia EastAustraliaSydneyEquinix SY2
Australia EastAustraliaSydney2NextDC S1
East AsiaChinaHong KongEquinix HK1
East AsiaChinaHong Kong2MEGA-i
Germany West CentralGermanyFrankfurtInterxion FRA11
North EuropeIrelandDublinEquinix DB3
Japan EastJapanTokyo2AT TOKYO
West EuropeNetherlandAmsterdam2Interxion AMS8
Southeast AsiaSingaporeSingaporeEquinix SG1
Southeast AsiaSingaporeSingapore2Global Switch Tai Seng
South Africa NorthSouth AfricaJohannesburgTeraco JB1
UK SouthUKLondonEquinix LD5
North Central USUSAChicagoEquinix CH1

How to connect to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute



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