Microsoft Azure Peering Service

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.

benefits

Guaranteed high-performance connectivity with the lowest possible latency.

A guaranteed DDoS-free connection even for the smallest bandwidths.

Binding SLAs and supported by Microsoft.

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 in Madrid, Marseille, New York, and Richmond.

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.

Why use Microsoft Azure Peering Service?

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