ExpressRoute partners and peering locations

The tables in this article provide information on ExpressRoute geographical coverage and locations, ExpressRoute connectivity providers,and ExpressRoute System Integrators (SIs).

Note

Azure regions and ExpressRoute locations are two distinct and different concepts, understanding the difference between the two is critical to exploring Azure hybrid networking connectivity.

Azure regions

Azure regions are global datacenters where Azure compute, networking and storage resources are located. When creating an Azure resource, a customer needs to select a resource location. The resource location determines which Azure datacenter (or availability zone) the resource is created in.

ExpressRoute locations

ExpressRoute locations (sometimes referred to as peering locations or meet-me-locations) are co-location facilities where Microsoft Enterprise Edge (MSEE) devices are located. ExpressRoute locations are the entry point to Microsoft’s network – and are globally distributed, providing customers the opportunity to connect to Microsoft’s network around the world. These locations are where ExpressRoute partners and ExpressRoute Direct customers issue cross connections to Microsoft’s network. In general, the ExpressRoute location does not need to match the Azure region. For example, a customer can create an ExpressRoute circuit with the resource location East US, in the Seattle Peering location.

You will have access to Azure services across all regions within a geopolitical region if you connected to at least one ExpressRoute location within the geopolitical region.

Azure regions to ExpressRoute locations within a geopolitical region.

The following table provides a map of Azure regions to ExpressRoute locations within a geopolitical region.

Geopolitical region Zone Azure regions ExpressRoute locations
Australia Government 1 Australia Central, Australia Central 2 Canberra, Canberra2
Europe 1 France Central, France South, North Europe, West Europe, UK West, UK South Amsterdam, Amsterdam2, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, London2, Marseille, Newport(Wales), Paris, Stockholm, Zurich
North America 1 East US, West US, East US 2, West US 2, Central US, South Central US, North Central US, West Central US, Canada Central, Canada East Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley2, Washington DC, Washington DC2, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto
Asia 2 East Asia, Southeast Asia Hong Kong SAR, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Singapore2, Taipei
India 2 India West, India Central, India South Chennai, Chennai2, Mumbai, Mumbai2
Japan 2 Japan West, Japan East Osaka, Tokyo
Oceania 2 Australia Southeast, Australia East Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
South Korea 2 Korea Central, Korea South Busan, Seoul
UAE 3 UAE Central, UAE North Dubai, Dubai2
South Africa 3 South Africa West, South Africa North Cape Town, Johannesburg
South America 3 Brazil South Sao Paulo

Regions and geopolitical boundaries for national clouds

The table below provides information on regions and geopolitical boundaries for national clouds.

Geopolitical region Azure regions ExpressRoute locations
US Government cloud US Gov Arizona, US Gov Iowa, US Gov Texas, US Gov Virginia, US DoD Central, US DoD East Chicago, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
China East China East, China East2 Shanghai, Shanghai2
China North China North, China North2 Beijing, Beijing2
Germany Germany Central, Germany East Berlin, Frankfurt

Connectivity across geopolitical regions is not supported on the standard ExpressRoute SKU. You will need to enable the ExpressRoute premium add-on to support global connectivity. Connectivity to national cloud environments is not supported. You can work with your connectivity provider if such a need arises.

ExpressRoute connectivity providers

The following table shows locations by service provider. If you want to view available providers by location, see Service providers by location.

Production Azure

Service provider Microsoft Azure Office 365 Locations
AARNet Supported Supported Melbourne, Sydney
Airtel Supported Supported Chennai2, Mumbai2
Aryaka Networks Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong SAR, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington DC
Ascenty Data Centers Supported Supported Sao Paulo
AT&T NetBond Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, London, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC
Bell Canada Supported Supported Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City
British Telecom Supported Supported Amsterdam, Hong Kong SAR, Johannesburg, London, Newport(Wales), Sao Paulo, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC
C3ntro Supported Supported Miami
CDC Supported Supported Canberra, Canberra2
CenturyLink Cloud Connect Supported Supported Amsterdam2, Chicago, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York, Paris, San Antonio, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC
Chief Telecom Supported Supported Hong Kong, Taipei
China Telecom Global Supported Supported Hong Kong SAR
Cologix Supported Supported Chicago, Dallas, Montreal, Toronto, Washington DC
Colt Supported Supported Amsterdam, Amsterdam2, Dublin, London, Newport, Osaka, Paris, Singapore2, Tokyo
Comcast Supported Supported Chicago, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
CoreSite Supported Supported Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley2, Washington DC, Washington DC2
DE-CIX Supported Supported Amsterdam2, Frankfurt, Marseille
Devoli Supported Supported Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney
du datamena Supported Supported Dubai2
eir Supported Supported Dublin
Epsilon Global Communications Supported Supported Singapore, Singapore2
Equinix Supported Supported Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Hong Kong SAR, London, London2, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC
Etisalat UAE Supported Supported Dubai
euNetworks Supported Supported Amsterdam, Dublin, London
FarEasTone Supported Supported Taipei
GÉANT Supported Supported Amsterdam
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) Supported Supported Chennai, Mumbai
InterCloud Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington DC, Zurich
Internet2 Supported Supported Chicago, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. - IIJ Supported Supported Osaka, Tokyo
Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect Supported Supported Cape Town, Johannesburg, London
Interxion Supported Supported Amsterdam, Amsterdam2, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Marseille, Paris, Zurich
IX Reach Supported Supported Amsterdam, London2, Silicon Valley, Toronto
Jaguar Network Supported Supported Marseille
Jisc Supported Supported London
KINX Supported Supported Seoul
Kordia Supported Supported Auckland, Sydney
KPN Supported Supported Amsterdam
Level 3 Communications Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, London, Newport (Wales), Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington DC
LG CNS Supported Supported Busan, Seoul
Liquid Telecom Supported Supported Cape Town, Johannesburg
Megaport Supported Supported Amsterdam, Atlanta, Auckland, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Hong Kong SAR, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Montreal, New York, Perth, Quebec City, San Antonio, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Singapore2, Sydney, Toronto, Washington DC
MTN Supported Supported London
Neutrona Networks Supported Supported Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Sao Paulo, Washington DC
Next Generation Data Supported Supported Newport(Wales)
NEXTDC Supported Supported Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
NTT Communications Supported Supported Amsterdam, Hong Kong SAR, London, Los Angeles, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC
NTT EAST Supported Supported Tokyo
NTT SmartConnect Supported Supported Osaka
Optus Supported Supported Melbourne, Sydney
Orange Supported Supported Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong SAR, Johannesburg, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC
Orixcom Supported Supported Dubai2
PacketFabric Supported Supported Chicago, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
PCCW Global Limited Supported Supported Chicago, Hong Kong SAR, London
Sejong Telecom Supported Supported Seoul
SES Supported Supported Washington DC
SIFY Supported Supported Chennai, Mumbai2
SingTel Supported Supported Singapore, Singapore2
Softbank Supported Supported Osaka, Tokyo
Spark NZ Supported Supported Auckland, Sydney
Sprint Supported Supported Chicago, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
Tata Communications Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chennai, Hong Kong SAR, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington DC
Telefonica Supported Supported Amsterdam, Sao Paulo
 Telehouse - KDDI  Supported Supported London
Telenor Supported Supported Amsterdam, London
Telia Carrier Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Washington DC
Telmex Uninet Supported Supported Dallas
Telstra Corporation Supported Supported Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney
Telus Supported Supported Montreal, Seattle, Toronto
Teraco Supported Supported Cape Town, Johannesburg
TIME dotCom Supported Supported Kuala Lumpur
Transtelco Supported Supported Dallas, +Los Angeles
UOLDIVEO Supported Supported Sao Paulo
Verizon Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong SAR, London, Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC
Viasat Supported Supported Washington DC2
Vocus Group NZ Supported Supported Auckland, Sydney
Vodafone Supported Supported Amsterdam2, London, Singapore
Vodafone Idea Supported Supported Mumbai, Mumbai2
Zayo Supported Supported Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Paris, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Washington DC, Washington DC2

+ denotes coming soon

National cloud environment

US Government cloud

Service provider Microsoft Azure Office 365 Locations
AT&T NetBond Supported Supported Chicago, Phoenix, Washington DC
CenturyLink Cloud Connect Supported Supported New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, Washington DC
Equinix Supported Supported Chicago, Dallas, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
Level 3 Communications Supported Supported Chicago, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
Megaport Supported Supported Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, Seattle, Washington DC
Verizon Supported Supported Chicago, Dallas, New York, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

China

Service provider Microsoft Azure Office 365 Locations
China Telecom Supported Not Supported Beijing, Beijing2, Shanghai, Shanghai2
GDS Supported Not Supported Beijing2, Shanghai2

To learn more, see ExpressRoute in China.

Germany

Service provider Microsoft Azure Office 365 Locations
Colt Supported Not Supported Frankfurt
Equinix Supported Not Supported Frankfurt
e-shelter Supported Not Supported Berlin
Interxion Supported Not Supported Frankfurt
Megaport Supported Not Supported Berlin
T-Systems Supported Not Supported Berlin

Connectivity through Exchange providers

If your connectivity provider is not listed in previous sections, you can still create a connection.

  • Check with your connectivity provider to see if they are connected to any of the exchanges in the table above. You can check the following links to gather more information about services offered by exchange providers. Several connectivity providers are already connected to Ethernet exchanges.
  • Have your connectivity provider extend your network to the peering location of choice.
    • Ensure that your connectivity provider extends your connectivity in a highly available manner so that there are no single points of failure.
  • Order an ExpressRoute circuit with the exchange as your connectivity provider to connect to Microsoft.

Connectivity through satellite operators

If you are remote and don't have fiber connectivity or you want to explore other connectivity options you can check the following satellite operators.

Connectivity through additional service providers

Connectivity provider Exchange Locations
1CLOUDSTAR Equinix Singapore
Airgate Technologies, Inc. Equinix, Cologix Toronto, Montreal
Alaska Communications Equinix Seattle
Altice Business Equinix New York, Washington DC
Arteria Networks Corporation Equinix Tokyo
Axtel Equinix Dallas
Beanfield Metroconnect Megaport Toronto
Bezeq International Ltd. euNetworks London
BICS Equinix Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Washington DC
BroadBand Tower, Inc. Equinix Tokyo
C3ntro Telecom Equinix, Megaport Dallas
Chief Equinix Hong Kong SAR
Cinia Equinix, Megaport Frankfurt, Hamburg
CloudXpress Equinix Amsterdam
CMC Telecom Equinix Singapore
Aptum Technologies Equinix Montreal, Toronto
CoreAzure Equinix London
Cox Business Equinix Dallas, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
Crown Castle Equinix Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC
Data Foundry Megaport Dallas
Epsilon Telecommunications Limited Equinix London, Singapore, Washington DC
Eurofiber Equinix Amsterdam
Exponential E Equinix London
Fastweb S.p.A Equinix Amsterdam
Fibrenoire Megaport Quebec City
Gtt Communications Inc Equinix Washington DC
Gulf Bridge International Equinix Amsterdam
HSO Equinix London, Slough
IVedha Inc Equinix Toronto
Kaalam Telecom Bahrain B.S.C Level 3 Communications Amsterdam
LGA Telecom Equinix Singapore
Macroview Telecom Equinix Hong Kong SAR
Macquarie Telecom Group Megaport Sydney
MainOne Equinix Amsterdam
Masergy Equinix Washington DC
MTN Teraco Cape Town, Johannesburg
NexGen Networks Interxion London
Nianet Equinix Amsterdam, Frankfurt
POST Telecom Luxembourg Equinix Amsterdam
Proximus Equinix Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Paris
QSC AG Interxion Frankfurt
Rogers Cologix, Equinix Montreal, Toronto
Spectrum Enterprise Equinix Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley
Tamares Telecom Equinix London
TDC Erhverv Equinix Amsterdam
Telecom Italia Sparkle Equinix Amsterdam
Telekom Deutschland GmbH Interxion Amsterdam, Frankfurt
Telia Equinix Amsterdam
ThinkTel Equinix Toronto
United Information Highway (UIH) Equinix Singapore
Venha Pra Nuvem Equinix Sao Paulo
Webair Megaport New York
Windstream Equinix Chicago, Silicon Valley, Washington DC
X2nsat Inc. Coresite Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley 2
Zain Equinix London
Zertia Level 3 Madrid
Zirro Cologix, Equinix Montreal, Toronto

Connectivity through datacenter providers

Provider Exchange
CyrusOne Megaport, PacketFabric
Cyxtera Megaport, PacketFabric
Databank Megaport
DataFoundry Megaport
Digital Realty IX Reach, Megaport PacketFabric
EdgeConnex Megaport, PacketFabric
Flexential IX Reach, Megaport, PacketFabric
QTS Data Centers Megaport, PacketFabric
Stream Data Centers Megaport
RagingWire Data Centers IX Reach, Megaport, PacketFabric
vXchnge IX Reach, Megaport
T5 Datacenters IX Reach

Connectivity through National Research and Education Networks (NREN)

Provider
AARNET
DeIC, through GÉANT
GARR, through GÉANT
GÉANT
HEAnet, through GÉANT
Internet2
JISC
RedIRIS, through GÉANT
SINET
Surfnet, through GÉANT
  • If your connectivity provider is not listed here, please check to see if they are connected to any of the ExpressRoute Exchange Partners listed above.

ExpressRoute system integrators

Enabling private connectivity to fit your needs can be challenging, based on the scale of your network. You can work with any of the system integrators listed in the following table to assist you with onboarding to ExpressRoute.

System integrator Continent
Altogee Europe
Avanade Inc. Asia, Europe, North America, South America
Bright Skies GmbH Europe
Ensyst Asia
Equinix Professional Services North America
FlexManage North America
Lightstream North America
The IT Consultancy Group Australia
MOQdigital Australia
MSG Services Europe (Germany)
Nelite Europe
New Signature Europe
OneAs1a Asia
Orange Networks Europe
Perficient North America
Presidio North America
sol-tec Europe
Venha Pra Nuvem South America
Vigilant.IT Australia

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