Virtual WAN partners and virtual hub locations

This article provides information on Virtual WAN supported regions and partners for connectivity into Virtual Hub.

Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service that provides optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure. Virtual WAN lets you connect and configure branch devices to communicate with Azure. This can be done either manually, or by using provider devices through a Virtual WAN partner. Using partner devices allows you ease of use, simplification of connectivity, and configuration management.

Connectivity from the on-premises device is established in an automated way to the Virtual Hub. A virtual hub is a Microsoft-managed virtual network. The hub contains various service endpoints to enable connectivity from your on-premises network (vpnsite). You can only have one hub per region.

Automation from connectivity partners

Devices that connect to Azure Virtual WAN have built-in automation to connect. This is typically set up in the device-management UI (or equivalent), which sets up the connectivity and configuration management between the VPN branch device to an Azure Virtual Hub VPN endpoint (VPN gateway).

The following high-level automation is set up in the device console/management center:

  • Appropriate permissions for the device to access Azure Virtual WAN Resource Group
  • Uploading of Branch Device into Azure Virtual WAN
  • Automatic download of Azure connectivity information
  • Configuration of on-premises branch device

Some connectivity partners may extend the automation to include creating the Azure Virtual Hub VNet and VPN Gateway. If you want to know more about automation, see Configure Automation – WAN Partners.

Connectivity through partners

You can check the links in this section for more information about services offered by partners. If your branch device partner is not listed in the section below, have your branch device provider contact us. They can contact us by sending an email to azurevirtualwan@microsoft.com.

Partners
Barracuda Networks
Check Point
Citrix
Cloudgenix
Netfoundry
Palo Alto Networks
Riverbed Technology
Versa
128 Technology

The following partners are slated on our roadmap for the near future: Arista, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Silver-Peak, Velocloud, Nuage Nokia.

Locations

The following table lists available supported regions for features that are GA.

Geopolitical region Azure regions
North America 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
South America Brazil South
Europe France Central, France South, North Europe, West Europe, UK West, UK South
Asia East Asia, Southeast Asia
Japan Japan West, Japan East
Australia Australia Southeast, Australia East
Australia Government Australia Central, Australia Central 2
India India West, India Central, India South
South Korea Korea Central, Korea South
South Africa South Africa North, South Africa West

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