Azure ExpressRoute enables you to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet, and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical connections over the Internet. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises and Azure can also yield significant cost benefits.
Microsoft today announced a promotional offer for Azure ExpressRoute, making it easier to get started with fast, private network connections between your on-premises environment and Azure. Try out the Azure ExpressRoute 10 Mbps Network Service Provider (NSP) offering free of charge from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.
Here are details of partners offering complementary promotions:
- British Telecom (BT) is matching the ExpressRoute promotion with a free 10 Mbps offer through June 30, 2015.
- Colt is offering its IP-VPN customers 10 Mbps free private access to Microsoft Azure’s service through June 30, 2015. See offer details here.
- Level 3 is offering 10 Mbps IPVPN connections free through June 30, 2015. Please contact your Level 3 account representative for more details.
- Verizon is offering a 6-month promotion for Secure Cloud Interconnect on their basic data plan for first-time clients with a 2-year agreement up to 1 TB per month. Talk to your account representative for complete details.
- AT&T offers a trial of NetBond for 6 months. To learn more, please click here.
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