Agile Microsoft Azure Expressroute connectivity that matches the agility of the cloud
Establish a port – then create a direct connection to the Microsoft Azure cloud or any other Console Connect data centre in minutes, and take it down just as quickly.
Backed by PCCW Global’s international MPLS network, delivering significant economies of scale, high speed performance and flexibility.
Pay only for what you use – cloud servers don’t sign you up for 12 month contracts so neither should we. Billing periods as short as a day and payable by credit card.
Why connect via Console Connect?
Connect from your port to Microsoft Azure in just a few minutes.
Avoid the Egress charges that result from using the public internet.
Avoid the jitter and latency and variable Egress fees that plague internet connections to the public cloud.
Discover a global marketplace of businesses and SaaS providers that you can directly interconnect with.
Using the same port, connect from data centre to data centre over a network that is both resilient and uncontended.
Global reach to cloud providers. One port gets you directly to Microsoft Azure instances worldwide without use of the public internet.
Enable a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy without recourse to multiple ports on your equipment or multiple expensive cross-connects in data centres.
Guide to pricing
Once you have an access port in a Console Connect enabled data center, it is easy to connect to Microsoft Azure. Choose how much bandwidth you need, and how long you need it, from 1 day to 3 years. Connections are priced based on the source and destination port locations:
- Metro pricing: where the source port and destination are within the same city
- Zone pricing: where the source port and destination are within the same zone
- Global pricing: where the source port and destination are in different zones
London to Frankfurt from $97 per month, for 12 months, for 100Mb Connection.
Microsoft Azure Direct Connect Locations
The Microsoft Azure Direct Connect locations listed below are the colocation facilities where interconnects are provisioned.
|City||Data Center||Azure local regions||Azure Location|
|Hong Kong||Equinix HK1||East Asia||Hong Kong|
|Hong Kong||MEGA-i||East Asia||Hong Kong2|
|Singapore||Global Switch||Southeast Asia||Singapore2|
|London||Equinix LD5||UK South||London|
|Chicago||Equinix CH1||North Central US||Chicago|