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

Azure 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 connectivity locations and the service providers for each location. If you want to view service providers and the locations for which they can provide service, see Locations by service provider.

Local Azure Regions are the ones that ExpressRoute Local at each peering location can access. n/a indicates that ExpressRoute Local is not available at that peering location.

Production Azure

Location Owner and address Local Azure regions Service providers
Amsterdam Equinix AM5 West Europe Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Colt, Equinix, euNetworks, GÉANT, InterCloud, Interxion, KPN, IX Reach, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, NTT Communications, Orange, Tata Communications, Telefonica, Telenor, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Amsterdam2 Interxion AMS8 West Europe CenturyLink Cloud Connect, DE-CIX, Colt, Interxion, Vodafone
Atlanta Equinix AT2 n/a Equinix, Megaport
Auckland Vocus Group NZ Albany n/a Devoli, Kordia, Megaport, Spark NZ, Vocus Group NZ
Busan LG CNS Korea South LG CNS
Canberra CDC Australia Central CDC
Canberra2 CDC Australia Central 2 CDC
Cape Town Teraco CT1 South Africa West Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect, Liquid Telecom, Teraco
Chennai Tata Communications South India Global CloudXchange (GCX), SIFY, Tata Communications
Chennai2 Airtel South India Airtel
Chicago Equinix CH1 North Central US Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Comcast, Coresite, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet2, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, PacketFabric, PCCW Global Limited, Sprint, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Copenhagen Interxion CPH1 n/a Interxion
Dallas Equinix DA3 n/a Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, Cologix, Equinix, Internet2, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, Telmex Uninet, Telia Carrier, Transtelco, Verizon, Zayo
Denver CoreSite DE1 West Central US CoreSite, Megaport, Zayo
Dubai PCCS UAE North Etisalat UAE
Dubai2 du datamena UAE North du datamena, Orixcom
Dublin Equinix DB3 North Europe Colt, eir, Equinix, Interxion, Megaport
Frankfurt Interxion FRA11 n/a DE-CIX, Interxion, Orange
Hong Kong SAR Equinix HK1 East Asia Aryaka Networks, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Chief Telecom, China Telecom Global, Equinix, Megaport, NTT Communications, Orange, PCCW Global Limited, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon
Johannesburg Teraco JB1 South Africa North British Telecom, Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect, Liquid Telecom, Orange, Teraco
Kuala Lumpur TIME dotCom Menara AIMS n/a TIME dotCom
Las Vegas Switch LV n/a CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
London Equinix LD5 UK South AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Colt, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect, Interxion, Jisc, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, MTN, NTT Communications, Orange, PCCW Global Limited, Tata Communications, Telehouse - KDDI, Telenor, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Vodafone, Zayo
London2 Telehouse North Two UK South IX Reach, Equinix
Los Angeles CoreSite LA1 n/a CoreSite, Equinix, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, NTT, Zayo
Marseille Interxion MRS1 France South DE-CIX, Interxion, Jaguar Network
Melbourne NextDC M1 Australia Southeast AARNet, Devoli, Equinix, Megaport, NEXTDC, Optus, Telstra Corporation, TPG Telecom
Miami Equinix MI1 n/a C3ntro+, Equinix, Megaport, Neutrona Networks
Montreal Cologix MTL3 n/a Bell Canada, Cologix, Megaport, Telus, Zayo
Mumbai Tata Communications West India Global CloudXchange (GCX), Reliance Jio, Sify, Tata Communications, Verizon
Mumbai2 Airtel West India Airtel, Sify, Vodafone Idea
New York Equinix NY9 n/a CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Coresite, Equinix, InterCloud, Megaport, Packet, Zayo
Newport(Wales) Next Generation Data UK West British Telecom, Colt, Level 3 Communications, Next Generation Data
Osaka Equinix OS1 Japan West Colt, Equinix, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. - IIJ, NTT Communications, NTT SmartConnect, Softbank
Paris Interxion PAR5 France Central CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Equinix, Intercloud, Interxion, Orange, Telia Carrier, Zayo
Perth NextDC P1 n/a Megaport, NextDC
Quebec City Vantage Canada East Bell Canada, Megaport
San Antonio CyrusOne SA1 South Central US CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
Sao Paulo Equinix SP2 Brazil South Aryaka Networks, Ascenty Data Centers, British Telecom, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Neutrona Networks, Orange, Tata Communications, Telefonica, UOLDIVEO
Seattle Equinix SE2 West US 2 Aryaka Networks, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Telus, Zayo
Seoul KINX Gasan IDC Korea Central KINX, LG CNS, Sejong Telecom
Silicon Valley Equinix SV1 West US Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Comcast, Coresite, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet2, IX Reach, Packet, PacketFabric, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Orange, Sprint, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Silicon Valley2 Coresite SV7 West US Coresite
Singapore Equinix SG1 Southeast Asia Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Epsilon Global Communications, Equinix, InterCloud, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, NTT Communications, Orange, SingTel, Tata Communications, Telstra Corporation, Verizon, Vodafone
Singapore2 Global Switch Tai Seng Southeast Asia Colt, Epsilon Global Communications, Megaport, SingTel
Stockholm Equinix SK1 n/a Telia Carrier
Sydney Equinix SY2 Australia East AARNet, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Devoli, Equinix, Kordia, Megaport, NEXTDC, NTT Communications, Optus, Orange, Spark NZ, Telstra Corporation, TPG Telecom, Verizon, Vocus Group NZ
Taipei Chief Telecom n/a Chief Telecom, FarEasTone
Tokyo Equinix TY4 Japan East Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Equinix, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. - IIJ, NTT Communications, NTT EAST, Orange, Softbank, Verizon
Toronto Cologix TOR1 Canada Central AT&T NetBond, Bell Canada, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Equinix, IX Reach Megaport, Telus, Verizon, Zayo
Washington DC Equinix DC2 East US, East US 2 Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Comcast, Coresite, Equinix, Internet2, InterCloud, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, NTT Communications, Orange, PacketFabric, SES, Sprint, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Washington DC2 Coresite Reston East US, East US 2 Coresite, Viasat, Zayo
Zurich Interxion ZUR2 n/a Intercloud, Interxion

+ denotes coming soon

National cloud environments

US Government cloud

Location Service providers
Chicago AT&T NetBond, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Verizon
Dallas Equinix, Megaport, Verizon
New York Equinix, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Verizon
Phoenix AT&T NetBond, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
San Antonio CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
Silicon Valley Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Verizon
Seattle Equinix, Megaport
Washington DC AT&T NetBond, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Verizon

China

Location Service providers
Beijing China Telecom
Beijing2 China Telecom, GDS
Shanghai China Telecom
Shanghai2 China Telecom, GDS

To learn more, see ExpressRoute in China

Germany

Location Service providers
Berlin e-shelter, Megaport+, T-Systems
Frankfurt Colt, Equinix, Interxion

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

Location Exchange Connectivity providers
Amsterdam Equinix, Interxion, Level 3 Communications BICS, CloudXpress, Eurofiber, Fastweb S.p.A, Gulf Bridge International, Kalaam Telecom Bahrain B.S.C, MainOne, Nianet, POST Telecom Luxembourg, Proximus, TDC Erhverv, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telekom Deutschland GmbH, Telia
Atlanta Equinix Crown Castle
Cape Town Teraco MTN
Chicago Equinix Crown Castle, Spectrum Enterprise, Windstream
Dallas Equinix, Megaport Axtel, C3ntro Telecom, Cox Business, Crown Castle, Data Foundry, Spectrum Enterprise, Transtelco
Frankfurt Interxion BICS, Cinia, Nianet, QSC AG, Telekom Deutschland GmbH
Hamburg Equinix Cinia
Hong Kong SAR Equinix Chief, Macroview Telecom
Johannesburg Teraco MTN
London BICS, Equinix, euNetworks Bezeq International Ltd., CoreAzure, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited, Exponential E, HSO, NexGen Networks, Proximus, Tamares Telecom, Zain
Los Angeles Equinix Crown Castle, Spectrum Enterprise, Transtelco
Madrid Level3 Zertia
Montreal Cologix, Equinix Airgate Technologies, Inc. Aptum Technologies, Rogers, Zirro
New York Equinix, Megaport Altice Business, Crown Castle, Spectrum Enterprise, Webair
Paris Equinix Proximus
Quebec City Megaport Fibrenoire
Sao Paula Equinix Venha Pra Nuvem
Seattle Equinix Alaska Communications
Silicon Valley Coresite, Equinix Cox Business, Spectrum Enterprise, Windstream, X2nsat Inc.
Singapore Equinix 1CLOUDSTAR, BICS, CMC Telecom, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited, LGA Telecom, United Information Highway (UIH)
Slough Equinix HSO
Sydney Megaport Macquarie Telecom Group
Tokyo Equinix ARTERIA Networks Corporation, BroadBand Tower, Inc.
Toronto Equinix, Megaport Airgate Technologies Inc., Beanfield Metroconnect, Aptum Technologies, IVedha Inc, Rogers, Thinktel, Zirro
Washington DC Equinix Altice Business, BICS, Cox Business, Crown Castle, Gtt Communications Inc, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited, Masergy, Windstream

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.

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

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