ExpressRoute allows you to create private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure on your campus or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections bypass the public internet and travel over a private connection, which means they offer greater reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical Internet connections.
As a ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner, AARNet is authorised to set up fast, reliable, private connections between your on-premise infrastructure and Microsoft Azure.
Provides a consistent network experience for accessing the business-critical applications and digital tools your staff, students, faculty and researchers rely on.
Choice of high-performing options for connecting your campus, data centre or colocation environment with Azure. We help you choose the right solution to match your needs.
Leverages existing AARNet infrastructure. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premise systems and Microsoft cloud services can reduce costs.
For a Private Connection, AARNet does not charge for traffic. (Azure egress charges may apply)
For IPSec VPN over the internet connectivity, traffic is on-net and un-metered for AARNet customers
Microsoft understands the need for academia to better manage costs when transitioning from traditional licensing to a consumption-based model, and has established an Internet egress fee waiver for qualified research and education institution customers. (Conditions and limits apply to this offer and customers are advised to confirm pricing directly with Microsoft)