When I make an API call from a VM in my Azure Tenant, does the request it go through the internet?

JoChampagne 40 Reputation points

Seeing as the traffic is coming within my azure tenant, would it go directly through MS backbone or would the API call go through the internet and back? Just trying to understand the dataflow.

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  1. David Broggy 5,416 Reputation points MVP

    Hi Jo,

    If for example your api call was to https://graph.microsoft.com, then yes your traffic will need to pass over the public Internet and be routed back to Azure.

    In general any public url must be routed by at least one piece of public facing network infrastructure and due to the nature of how redundancy works with routing there's no guarantee whether your traffic will pass through 1 or multiple hop points.

    Hope that helps.

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