Azure ExpressRoute peering guidance

Microsoft recently announced that they will be merging Public Peering and Microsoft Peering. Previously, Public Peering was used to access Azure PaaS services and Microsoft Peering was used to access Microsoft SaaS services such as O365. Each Azure PaaS services by region and SaaS Service are tagged with BGP Community values, and these can be […]

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Azure Network Service Endpoints

Service Endpoints are a new feature that allows for restricting access to Azure Services to Virtual Networks. By doing this you can remove public internet access to resources. Another benefit of Service Endpoints, is that traffic is automatically routed to the service when it is enabled. This greatly simplifies the design and implementation by removing […]

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Azure VNet Peering Gateway Transit Hub and Spoke

If you read the documentation on the Azure docs page it is not clear that if you have VNets configured in a Hub and Spoke design, it is possible for each spoke to be able to communicate with each other without requiring Network Virtual Appliance (NVA). This is possible using Gateway Transit and User Defined […]

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VNet Peering and Gateway Transit with S2S VPN

VNet Peering in Azure enables 2 VNets within the same region to be connected directly through the Azure backbone fabric network. Previously there was a requirement to use a VNet gateway and establish a VNet-VNet VPN connection. One of the major downsides to this was the requirement to enable to use a VNet Gateway which […]

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