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 Azure regions ExpressRoute locations
Australia Government Australia Central, Australia Central 2 Canberra, Canberra2
Europe France Central, France South, Germany North, Germany West Central, North Europe, Norway East, Norway West, Sweden Central, Switzerland North, Switzerland West, UK West, UK South, West Europe Amsterdam, Amsterdam2, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dublin2, Frankfurt, Frankfurt2, Geneva, London, London2, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Newport(Wales), Oslo, Paris, Paris2, Stavanger, Stockholm, Zurich
North America East US, West US, East US 2, West US 2,West US 3, Central US, South Central US, North Central US, West Central US, Canada Central, Canada East Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago2, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Angeles2, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Phoenix, Quebec City, Queretaro(Mexico), Quincy, San Antonio, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley2, Toronto, Toronto2, Vancouver, Washington DC, Washington DC2
Asia East Asia, Southeast Asia Bangkok, Hong Kong, Hong Kong2, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Singapore2, Taipei
India India West, India Central, India South Chennai, Chennai2, Mumbai, Mumbai2, Pune
Japan Japan West, Japan East Osaka, Tokyo, Tokyo2, Tokyo3
Oceania Australia East, Australia Southeast Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Sydney2
South Korea Korea Central, Korea South Busan, Seoul, Seoul2
UAE UAE Central, UAE North Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dubai2
South Africa South Africa West, South Africa North Cape Town, Johannesburg
South America Brazil South Bogota, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo2

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 Atlanta,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, China North3 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.

Global commercial Azure

Location Address Zone Local Azure regions ER Direct Service providers
Abu Dhabi Etisalat KDC 3 UAE Central Supported
Amsterdam Equinix AM5 1 West Europe Supported 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 1 West Europe Supported BICS, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, DE-CIX, Equinix, euNetworks, GÉANT, Interxion, NL-IX, NOS, NTT Global DataCenters EMEA, Orange, Vodafone
Atlanta Equinix AT2 1 n/a Supported Equinix, Megaport
Auckland Vocus Group NZ Albany 2 n/a Supported Devoli, Kordia, Megaport, REANNZ, Spark NZ, Vocus Group NZ
Bangkok AIS 2 n/a Supported AIS, National Telecom UIH
Berlin NTT GDC 1 Germany North Supported Colt, Equinix, NTT Global DataCenters EMEA
Bogota Equinix BG1 4 n/a Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Equinix
Busan LG CNS 2 Korea South n/a LG CNS
Campinas Ascenty 3 Brazil South Supported Ascenty
Canberra CDC 1 Australia Central Supported CDC
Canberra2 CDC 1 Australia Central 2 Supported CDC, Equinix
Cape Town Teraco CT1 3 South Africa West Supported BCX, Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect, Liquid Telecom, MTN Global Connect, Teraco, Vodacom
Chennai Tata Communications 2 South India Supported BSNL, DE-CIX, Global CloudXchange (GCX), SIFY, Tata Communications, VodafoneIdea
Chennai2 Airtel 2 South India Supported Airtel
Chicago Equinix CH1 1 North Central US Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Colt, Comcast, Coresite, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet2, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, PacketFabric, PCCW Global Limited, Sprint, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Chicago2 CoreSite CH1 1 North Central US Supported CoreSite
Copenhagen Interxion CPH1 1 n/a Supported Interxion
Dallas Equinix DA3 1 n/a Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, Cologix, Cox Business Cloud Port, Equinix, Intercloud, Internet2, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, Orange, PacketFabric, Telmex Uninet, Telia Carrier, Transtelco, Verizon, Zayo
Denver CoreSite DE1 1 West Central US Supported CoreSite, Megaport, PacketFabric, Zayo
Doha MEEZA MV2 3 Qatar Central Supported
Doha2 Ooredoo 3 Qatar Central Supported
Dubai PCCS 3 UAE North Supported Etisalat UAE
Dubai2 du datamena 3 UAE North n/a DE-CIX, du datamena, Equinix, GBI, Megaport, Orange, Orixcom
Dublin Equinix DB3 1 North Europe Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, eir, Equinix, GEANT, euNetworks, Interxion, Megaport, Zayo
Dublin2 Interxion DUB2 1 North Europe Supported Interxion
Frankfurt Interxion FRA11 1 Germany West Central Supported AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, China Unicom Global, Colt, DE-CIX, Equinix, euNetworks, GBI, GEANT, InterCloud, Interxion, Megaport, NTT Global DataCenters EMEA, Orange, Telia Carrier, T-Systems
Frankfurt2 Equinix FR7 1 Germany West Central Supported DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom AG, Equinix
Geneva Equinix GV2 1 Switzerland West Supported Colt, Equinix, InterCloud, Megaport, Swisscom
Hong Kong Equinix HK1 2 East Asia Supported Aryaka Networks, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Chief Telecom, China Telecom Global, China Unicom, Colt, Equinix, InterCloud, Megaport, NTT Communications, Orange, PCCW Global Limited, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Hong Kong2 iAdvantage MEGA-i 2 East Asia Supported China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Equinix, iAdvantage, Megaport, PCCW Global Limited, SingTel
Jakarta Telin 4 n/a Supported NTT Communications, Telin, XL Axiata
Johannesburg Teraco JB1 3 South Africa North Supported BCX, British Telecom, Internet Solutions - Cloud Connect, Liquid Telecom, MTN Global Connect, Orange, Teraco, Vodacom
Kuala Lumpur TIME dotCom Menara AIMS 2 n/a n/a TIME dotCom
Las Vegas Switch LV 1 n/a Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport, PacketFabric
London Equinix LD5 1 UK South Supported AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink, Colt, Equinix, euNetworks, Intelsat, 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 1 UK South Supported BICS, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Equinix, GTT, Interxion, IX Reach, JISC, Megaport, NTT Global DataCenters EMEA, Orange, SES, Sohonet, Telehouse - KDDI, Zayo
Los Angeles CoreSite LA1 1 n/a Supported CoreSite, Equinix*, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, NTT, Zayo

*New ExpressRoute circuits are no longer supported with Equinix in Los Angeles. Please create new circuits in Los Angeles2.
Los Angeles2 Equinix LA1 1 n/a Supported Equinix
Madrid Interxion MAD1 1 West Europe Supported DE-CIX, Interxion, Megaport, Telefonica
Marseille Interxion MRS1 1 France South n/a Colt, DE-CIX, GEANT, Interxion, Jaguar Network, Ooredoo Cloud Connect
Melbourne NextDC M1 2 Australia Southeast Supported AARNet, Devoli, Equinix, Megaport, NEXTDC, Optus, Orange, Telstra Corporation, TPG Telecom
Miami Equinix MI1 1 n/a Supported Claro, C3ntro, Equinix, Megaport, Neutrona Networks
Milan IRIDEOS 1 n/a Supported Colt, Equinix, Fastweb, IRIDEOS, Retelit
Minneapolis Cologix MIN1 1 n/a Supported Cologix, Megaport
Montreal Cologix MTL3 1 n/a Supported Bell Canada, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Fibrenoire, Megaport, Telus, Zayo
Mumbai Tata Communications 2 West India Supported BSNL, DE-CIX, Global CloudXchange (GCX), Reliance Jio, Sify, Tata Communications, Verizon
Mumbai2 Airtel 2 West India Supported Airtel, Sify, Orange, Vodafone Idea
Munich EdgeConneX 1 n/a Supported Colt, DE-CIX, Megaport
New York Equinix NY5 1 n/a Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Coresite, DE-CIX, Equinix, InterCloud, Megaport, Packet, Zayo
Newport(Wales) Next Generation Data 1 UK West Supported British Telecom, Colt, Jisc, Level 3 Communications, Next Generation Data
Osaka Equinix OS1 2 Japan West Supported AT TOKYO, BBIX, Colt, Equinix, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. - IIJ, Megaport, NTT Communications, NTT SmartConnect, Softbank, Tokai Communications
Oslo DigiPlex Ulven 1 Norway East Supported GlobalConnect, Megaport, Telenor, Telia Carrier
Paris Interxion PAR5 1 France Central Supported British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Equinix, Intercloud, Interxion, Jaguar Network, Megaport, Orange, Telia Carrier, Zayo
Paris2 Equinix 1 France Central Supported Equinix
Perth NextDC P1 2 n/a Supported Megaport, NextDC
Phoenix EdgeConneX PHX01 1 West US 3 Supported Cox Business Cloud Port, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport, Zayo
Portland EdgeConnex POR01 1 West US 2 Supported
Pune STT GDC Pune DC1 2 Central India Supported Tata Communications
Quebec City Vantage 1 Canada East Supported Bell Canada, Equinix, Megaport, Telus
Queretaro (Mexico) KIO Networks QR01 4 n/a Supported Megaport, Transtelco
Quincy Sabey Datacenter - Building A 1 West US 2 Supported
Rio de Janeiro Equinix-RJ2 3 Brazil Southeast Supported Equinix
San Antonio CyrusOne SA1 1 South Central US Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport, Zayo
Santiago EdgeConnex SCL 3 n/a Supported
Sao Paulo Equinix SP2 3 Brazil South Supported Aryaka Networks, Ascenty Data Centers, British Telecom, Equinix, InterCloud, Level 3 Communications, Neutrona Networks, Orange, Tata Communications, Telefonica, UOLDIVEO
Sao Paulo2 TIVIT TSM 3 Brazil South Supported Ascenty Data Centers, Tivit
Seattle Equinix SE2 1 West US 2 Supported Aryaka Networks, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Telus, Zayo
Seoul KINX Gasan IDC 2 Korea Central Supported KINX, KT, LG CNS, LGUplus, Equinix, Sejong Telecom, SK Telecom
Seoul2 KT IDC 2 Korea Central n/a KT
Silicon Valley Equinix SV1 1 West US Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Comcast, Coresite, Cox Business Cloud Port, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet2, IX Reach, Packet, PacketFabric, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Orange, Sprint, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Silicon Valley2 Coresite SV7 1 West US Supported Colt, Coresite
Singapore Equinix SG1 2 Southeast Asia Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, China Mobile International, Epsilon Global Communications, Equinix, InterCloud, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, NTT Communications, Orange, SingTel, Tata Communications, Telstra Corporation, Verizon, Vodafone
Singapore2 Global Switch Tai Seng 2 Southeast Asia Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, China Unicom Global, Colt, DE-CIX, Epsilon Global Communications, Equinix, Megaport, PCCW Global Limited, SingTel, Telehouse - KDDI
Stavanger Green Mountain DC1 1 Norway West Supported GlobalConnect, Megaport
Stockholm Equinix SK1 1 Sweden Central Supported Equinix, Interxion, Megaport, Telia Carrier
Sydney Equinix SY2 2 Australia East Supported 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
Sydney2 NextDC S1 2 Australia East Supported Megaport, NextDC
Taipei Chief Telecom 2 n/a Supported Chief Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone
Tel Aviv Bezeq International 2 n/a Supported
Tokyo Equinix TY4 2 Japan East Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, BBIX, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Colt, Equinix, Intercloud, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. - IIJ, Megaport, NTT Communications, NTT EAST, Orange, Softbank, Telehouse - KDDI, Verizon

Tokyo2 AT TOKYO 2 Japan East Supported AT TOKYO, China Unicom Global, Colt, Equinix, Fibrenoire, IX Reach, Megaport, PCCW Global Limited, Tokai Communications
Tokyo3 NEC 2 Japan East Supported
Toronto Cologix TOR1 1 Canada Central Supported AT&T NetBond, Bell Canada, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Equinix, IX Reach Megaport, Telus, Verizon, Zayo
Toronto2 Allied REIT 1 Canada Central Supported
Vancouver Cologix VAN1 1 n/a Supported Bell Canada, Cologix, Megaport, Telus, Zayo
Washington DC Equinix DC2, Equinix DC6 1 East US, East US 2 Supported Aryaka Networks, AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Cologix, Colt, Comcast, Coresite, Cox Business Cloud Port, Equinix, Internet2, InterCloud, Iron Mountain, IX Reach, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Neutrona Networks, NTT Communications, Orange, PacketFabric, SES, Sprint, Tata Communications, Telia Carrier, Verizon, Zayo
Washington DC2 Coresite VA2 1 East US, East US 2 n/a CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Coresite, Intelsat, Megaport, Viasat, Zayo
Zurich Interxion ZUR2 1 Switzerland North Supported Colt, Equinix, Intercloud, Interxion, Megaport, Swisscom, Zayo

+ denotes coming soon

National cloud environments

Azure national clouds are isolated from each other and from global commercial Azure. ExpressRoute for one Azure cloud cannot connect to the Azure regions in the others.

US Government cloud

Location Address Local Azure regions ER Direct Service providers
Atlanta Equinix AT1 n/a Supported Equinix
Chicago Equinix CH1 n/a Supported AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Verizon
Dallas Equinix DA3 n/a Supported Equinix, Internet2, Megaport, Verizon
New York Equinix NY5 n/a Supported Equinix, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Verizon
Phoenix CyrusOne Chandler US Gov Arizona Supported AT&T NetBond, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
San Antonio CyrusOne SA2 US Gov Texas Supported CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Megaport
Silicon Valley Equinix SV4 n/a Supported AT&T, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Verizon
Seattle Equinix SE2 n/a Supported Equinix, Megaport
Washington DC Equinix DC2 US DoD East, US Gov Virginia Supported AT&T NetBond, CenturyLink Cloud Connect, Equinix, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, Verizon

China

Location Address Local Azure regions ER Direct Service providers
Beijing China Telecom n/a Supported China Telecom
Beijing2 GDS n/a Supported China Telecom, China Unicom, GDS
Shanghai China Telecom n/a Supported China Telecom
Shanghai2 GDS n/a Supported China Telecom, China Unicom, GDS

To learn more, see ExpressRoute in China.

** ExpressRoute Local is not available in this location.

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 do not have fiber connectivity or 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, RETN, TDC Erhverv, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telekom Deutschland GmbH, Telia
Atlanta Equinix Crown Castle
Cape Town Teraco MTN
Chennai Tata Communications Tata Teleservices
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, Equinix, 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 Airgate Technologies, Inc. Aptum Technologies, Rogers, Zirro
Mumbai Tata Communications Tata Teleservices
New York Equinix, Megaport Altice Business, Crown Castle, Spectrum Enterprise, Webair
Paris Equinix Proximus
Quebec City Megaport Fibrenoire
Sao Paulo 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, Oncore Cloud Services 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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