ExpressRoute is a Microsoft Azure service that provides a private connection between an organization’s on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute was general available back on 2014. To connect to Azure ExpressRoute you need a direct line with an ExpressRoute provider. Now Microsoft announced that Microsoft cloud services can be accessed with Azure ExpressRoute using satellite connectivity, breaking the direct line barriers, making it feasible to connect your data center directly to Microsoft Azure from all around the globe!
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Azure ExpressRoute Satellite connectivity is currently provided by three Microsoft partners, Intelsat, SES, and Viasat. Microsoft expands its already large connectivity, adding Satellite connectivity options at the 54 Regions worldwide making Microsoft’s global network one of the largest in the world.
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