Azure ExpressRoute: Private Connections Between Microsoft Datacenters & Your On-Premise Infrastructure
ExpressRoute is an Azure service that allows you to construct private connections between Microsoft datacenters and on-premises or collocated systems. ExpressRoute connections avoid using the public Internet and provide more security, dependability, and speed with less latency than traditional Internet connections. In this blog post, we will go over benefits and Azure ExpressRoute Pricing structure.
The following are some of the advantages of adopting ExpressRoute for your company:
Using a private connection to connect to Microsoft Power Platform prevents sending sensitive data over the public internet. Some organizations must demonstrate that data is never sent via the public internet for regulatory reasons. Using regular internet connections to access cloud services may not be an option in some circumstances.
The General Data Protection Regulation is one of the requirements that may make ExpressRoute the best option for your company (GDPR). The GDPR is a complicated rule that may necessitate major changes in how you collect, use, and store data.
One of the reasons you could use ExpressRoute for GDPR compliance is that it clearly shows that all network activity takes place over a private connection, which should facilitate proving that data is safeguarded and not disclosed to the public internet much easier.
You can also reach out to EPCGroup for GDPR Consulting.
Predictability of network traffic
The internet connection in most organizations is shared by a large number of people. This may result in bandwidth conflict. The contention from other customers might potentially affect the connection inside the internet service provider.
ExpressRoute may connect to Microsoft datacenters in a secure and direct manner. By providing a direct link to Microsoft datacenters, the odds of traffic congestion, whether from the same business or from another, are reduced.
What is the Azure ExpressRoute Pricing Structure?
Metered Data Plan
All inbound data transfers are free, but all outgoing data transfers are billed at a predetermined fee. A monthly port fee is also paid to users (based on High Availability dual ports).
|Circuit bandwidth||Standard Price per month||Premium price per month||Inbound data transfer included||Outbound data transfer included|
Outbound Data Transfer pricing
|Zone||Price / GB|
After linking to an ExpressRoute site, users may connect to other regions in the same geo without utilizing the premium circuit and at no additional cost beyond their existing plan rates.
Unlimited Data plan
All data transfer, including inbound and outgoing, is free under the Azure ExpressRoute Pricing model. A single monthly port cost is payable to users (based on High Availability dual ports). Note that the cost for the Unlimited Data plan does not include Global Reach.
|Circuit bandwidth||Local Circuit Price per Month||Standard circuit price per month||Premium circuit price per month||Inbound data transfer included||Outbound data transfer included|
Outbound Data Transfer pricing
|Zone||Price / GB|
Global Reach Add-On*
You may join ExpressRoute circuits together to create a private network across your on-premises network and ExpressRoute Global Reach.
|Circuit bandwidth||Price per month 1|
Global Reach Data Transfer Pricing
|Zone||Global Reach inbound data transfer||Global Reach outbound data transfer|
|Zone 1||$0.02 per GB||$0.02 per GB|
|Zone 2||$0.055 per GB||$0.055 per GB|
|Zone 3||$0.112 per GB||$0.112 per GB|
Azure ExpressRoute Pricing For Express Route Gateways
Virtual Network Gateways
When utilizing Azure Private Peering on an ExpressRoute circuit, virtual network gateways are needed to enter a virtual network.
|Standard VNet Gateway||$0.19/hour||1 Gbps|
|High Performance VNet Gateway||$0.49/hour||2 Gbps|
|Ultra-PerformanceVNet Gateway||$1.87/hour||10 Gbps|
How to estimate the Azure ExpressRoute Pricing before using the service?
Before you create an Azure ExpressRoute circuit, use the Azure price calculator to assess expenses.
Here’s how to go about it:
- Start with choosing the Azure ExpressRoute.
- Based on your peering location, choose the relevant Zone. To pick the appropriate Zone in the drop-down, go to ExpressRoute connection providers.
- Then choose the SKU, Circuit Speed, and Data Plan for which you’d like a quote.
- Enter an estimation in GB of how much outgoing data you would consume over the course of a month in the Additional outbound data transfer field.
- Finally, the Global Reach Add-on can be included in the estimate.
What are the top features of Azure ExpressRoute?
Virtual private cloud
ExpressRoute provides a fast and stable connection to Azure with bandwidths of up to 100 Gbps, making it an ideal and cost-effective solution for situations such as periodic data transfer, business continuity replication, recovery procedures, and other high-availability methods.
Use ExpressRoute to link your current data centers as well as expand computing and storage capacity. Azure will seem like a natural extension to or between your data centers, with maximum throughput and low latency, so you can benefit from the size and cost of the public cloud without sacrificing the performance of the network.
Construct hybrid apps
You can build apps that traverse on-premises infrastructure and Azure using ExpressRoute’s reliable, secure, and high-throughput connections without sacrificing confidentiality or speed.
What are Virtual Network Gateways?
A VPN gateway is a sort of virtual network gateway that is used to transport encrypted traffic across the public Internet between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location. You may also use a VPN gateway to transport encrypted traffic via the Microsoft network between Azure virtual networks. There can only be one VPN gateway per virtual network. You can, however, connect to the same VPN gateway several times. When you connect numerous devices to the same VPN gateway, the available gateway bandwidth is shared by all VPN tunnels.
What are the benefits of Virtual Network Gateways?
- Work from anywhere: Virtual networking allows users to connect to their networks from anywhere in the world.
- Digital protection: Using virtual networking, you may improve the security of your networks by implementing technologies such as tunneling encryption and domain segmentation.
- Reduces hardware access, maintenance, and monitoring: Enterprises may decrease the amount of equipment they need to connect, maintain, and monitor by utilizing v Switches to transport functions from one location to another.
- Scalability and flexibility: Since it isvirtual, and just a small amount of hardware is needed to set up a virtual network, it’s much easier to scale at a reduced cost of ownership. Scaling necessitates a few software and configuration changes but does not necessitate a large amount of hardware.
- Cost savings: Businesses save money on hardware expenditures and upkeep by lowering hardware.
- Productivity: Networks may be setup more rapidly, resulting in increased productivity.
What is the prerequisite requirement for Azure ExpressRoute?
Microsoft 365 was designed to be accessible through the Internet in a safe and reliable manner. As a result, ExpressRoute is recommended for particular cases. Visit Azure ExpressRoute for Microsoft 365 for more details on utilizing ExpressRoute to access Microsoft 365.
Account on Azure
A Microsoft Azure account that is legitimate and operational. To set up the ExpressRoute circuit, you’ll need this account. ExpressRoute circuits are Azure subscription resources. Even if access is limited to non-Azure Microsoft cloud services like Microsoft 365, an Azure subscription is required.
Provider of Internet access
To connect to the Microsoft cloud, you can engage with an ExpressRoute connection partner. You have three options for connecting your on-premises network to Microsoft.
You can still connect to the Microsoft cloud through a cloud exchange provider if your provider isn’t an ExpressRoute connectivity partner.
What are the regions where Azure ExpressRoute is available?
Australia, North America, Asia, India, Japan, Oceania, South Korea, UAE, South Africa, South America.
EPCGroup Azure Consulting Services for Azure ExpressRoute
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Pricing structure connects your on-premises networks to the Microsoft Cloud through a specialized private connection provided by a connectivity provider. Your ExpressRoute connection is designed and implemented by EPC Group.
Reap the benefits of our expertise as we assist you in designing and implementing your ExpressRoute connection to Azure to avoid using the public internet.
What can we offer you?
- Implement ExpressRoute with the help of skilled Azure Experts Consultants.
- A technically skilled Sol-Tec Project Manager is in charge of the project from our side.
- Advice from an unbiased carrier and partner.
Qualified Azure experts with a focus on a certain industry.
With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud eﬀorts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.