General availability of the two most requested features for Azure Virtual Network
|Multiple site-to-site and VNET-to-VNET connectivity|
At TechEd North America 2014, we announced the general availability of several new Azure features. I’d like to highlight the general availability of the two most requested features for Azure Virtual Network:
- Multiple Site-to-Site
- VNET-to-VNET Connectivity
First, Virtual Networks now supports more than one site-to-site connection. So, you can now securely connect multiple on-premises locations with a Virtual Network (VNET) in Azure. Using more than one site-to-site connection comes at no additional cost. You incur charges only for the VNET gateway uptime.
Second, VNET-to-VNET connectivity has been enabled. That is, multiple virtual networks can be directly and securely connected with one another. Using this feature, you can connect VNETs that are running in different Azure regions and have traffic route via the Azure backbone. This feature enables scenarios that require presence in multiple regions, applications that are highly available, or the integration of VNETs for a larger network. The data traffic flowing between VNETs is charged at the same rate as egress traffic.
For more information, visit the Virtual Network website.