Verifying multiple network connections between MSFT datacenters?

Lee Moscal 20 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
2024-06-20T21:45:48.02+00:00

What is the best way to evidence (to our auditors) that our datacenters are connected to each other via redundant fiber (i.e. mesh)? I am familiar with Azure AZs, but can't locate anything that I can provide that verifies that the datacenters in a specific Azure region are connected this way.

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  1. hossein jalilian 5,020 Reputation points
    2024-06-20T23:18:41.78+00:00

    Thanks for posting your question in the Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Azure datacenters are part of Microsoft's global network, which is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world. This network uses redundant dark fiber paths between datacenters to ensure high availability and performance.

    Azure Virtual WAN service demonstrates Azure's capability to support large-scale branch office scenarios and global WAN services, which requires robust inter-datacenter connectivity


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  1. KapilAnanth-MSFT 40,256 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-06-26T09:58:05.0333333+00:00

    @Lee Moscal ,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Q&A Platform. Thank you for reaching out & I hope you are doing well.

    I understand that you would like to know more about how Azure Datacenters are connected.

    I am afraid we will be unable to share the exact architecture of the actual Physical Design.

    The redundancy is designed and built into the network from the physical aspect all the way up to control protocol.

    If you are interested in a specific service's availability and resiliency options, I can share the respect service/product's information.

    Microsoft Backbone network as a whole uses private fiber (sometimes called dark fiber) for our metro, terrestrial, and submarine paths and we have many physical networking paths with automatic routing around failures for optimal reliability.

    The below references can come in handy,

    Kindly let us know if this helps or you need further assistance on this issue.

    Thanks,

    Kapil


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