Compare intersite connection options

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There are many intersite connection choices. This table summarizes how to make a selection.

Connection

Azure Services Supported

Bandwidths

Protocols

Typical Use Case

Virtual network, point-to-site

Azure IaaS services, Azure Virtual Machines

Based on the gateway SKU

Active/passive

Dev, test, and lab environments for cloud services and virtual machines.

Virtual network, site-to-site

Azure IaaS services, Azure Virtual Machines

Typically < 1 Gbps aggregate

Active/passive, Active/active

Dev, test, and lab environments. Small-scale production workloads and virtual machines.

ExpressRoute

Azure IaaS and PaaS services, Microsoft 365 services

50 Mbps up to 100 Gbps

Active/active

Enterprise-class and mission-critical workloads. Big data solutions.