Get an SLA-backed, DDoS-free direct connection to Microsoft 365. The service, developed together by DE-CIX and Microsoft, provides highly reliable and optimized Internet connectivity to Microsoft's cloud services. Improve user experience by offering the shortest network path from your premises to the nearest edge PoP in the Microsoft network.
Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Carrier-grade interconnection service specifically designed for enterprises
DE-CIX offers direct access to the Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS). The service provides highly reliable and optimized Internet connectivity to Microsoft's cloud services, such as Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365), and improves the user experience by offering the shortest network path from your premises to the nearest edge PoP in the Microsoft network.
Latency optimization and traffic monitoring
With MAPS, Microsoft customers get a qualified validation of the prefix and feedback on whether the correct edge location from Microsoft has been assigned.
The DE-CIX infrastructure setup towards Microsoft is locally redundant and supports failover across multiple locations (geo-redundancy). This guarantees a high-performance connectivity with the lowest possible latency. In addition, you can take advantage of Internet latency telemetry and route monitoring, getting alerts for hijacks, leaks, and any other Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) misconfigurations.
No minimum bandwidth required
No minimum bandwidth is required to benefit from the Microsoft Azure Peering Service via DE-CIX but you do need a public ASN (Autonomous System Number) to participate. The service is available at all DE-CIX Exchanges in Germany (except Berlin and Leipzig), and in Madrid, Marseille, New York, Dallas, and Richmond.
If you do not have an ASN, you can connect via one of our partners.
Video: Microsoft Azure Peering Service explained
Your critical applications require a reliable and optimized connectivity. Watch the video to learn more about how to improve connectivity to Microsoft's SaaS cloud, like Microsoft 365.