Peering Service connection

A connection typically refers to a logical information set, identifying a Peering Service. It is defined by specifying the following attributes:

  • Logical Name
  • Connectivity partner
  • Customer's physical location
  • IP prefixes

Customer can establish a single connection or multiple connections as per the requirement. A connection is also used as a unit of telemetry collection. For instance, to opt for telemetry alerts, customer must define the connection that will be monitored.


When you sign up for Peering Service, we analyze your Windows and Office 365 telemetry in order to provide you with latency measurements for your selected prefixes. For more information about connection telemetry, refer to the Peering Service connection telemetry.

How to register a connection?

Scenario - Let's say a branch office is spread across different geographic locations as shown in the figure below. Here, the customer is required to provide a logical name, Service Provider(SP) name, customer's physical location, and IP prefixes that are (owned by the customer or allocated by the Service Provider) associated with a single connection. This process must be repeated to register Peering Service for separate Geo-redundant connections.

Geo Redundant connections


State level-filtration is considered for the customer's physical location when the connection is geo-located in the United States.

Next steps

To learn step by step process on how to register Peering Service connection, see Register Peering Service using the Azure portal.

To learn about Peering Service connection telemetry, see Peering Service connection telemetry.

To measure telemetry, see Measure connection telemetry.