Equinix Makes It Easy for Companies to Connect to Azure

Bob Breynaert
Equinix Makes It Easy for Companies to Connect to Azure

Who is Equinix?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company and largest global provider of cloud-connected data centers creating a global platform that aims to ensure the success of digital leaders around the globe, allowing you to place infrastructure in all the right places, with all the right partners, for all the right possibilities.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

Providing private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection to Microsoft Azure

Equinix is a leading provider of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute deployments. ExpressRoute connections bypass the public Internet and offer reliable, faster connections to Azure with superior data privacy and security. Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ is an advanced interconnection solution that, when combined with Azure ExpressRoute™, enables seamless, on-demand, direct access to Microsoft Azure. Companies get the best possible latency and performance using Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric™) for Microsoft ExpressRoute cloud deployments.

ECX Fabric directly, securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystemsglobally on Platform Equinix® via software-defined interconnection.


The Equinix and Microsoft partnership simplifies the transition to hybrid architecture by delivering private cloud-to-public cloud interconnection at scale—enabling enterprises to easily integrate and manage a diverse hybrid cloud ecosystem.

Working with Equinix can help streamline deals.

  • Accelerate Consumption via Azure ExpressRoute – Private interconnection to Azure via ExpressRoute results in a better user experience, increased ACR and wider deployment of Azure services, particularly for latency-sensitive workloads requiring high bandwidth.
  • Remove Obstacles to Azure Deployments – Network architecture complications can prohibit lift and shift and data center migration to Azure. Equinix enables high bandwidth, low latency and secure private connections to Azure via ExpressRoute and ECX Fabric.
  • Speed Up Deployment with Hybrid Cloud – From legacy data centers to a digital-ready infrastructure, Equinix can accelerate digital transformation for a cloud adjacent architecture.

Equinix is a strategic partner for Microsoft

“Establishing private access via Equinix enables our customers to benefit from capabilities of the hybrid cloud – Equinix and Microsoft in Switzerland present a powerful solution that respects compliance and data protection in-country.”
Marianne Janik
General Manager, Microsoft Switzerland


“The ExpressRoute experience that a customer gets with Equinix as well as the ability of the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric to get them closer connectivity to the other servers that their enterprise depends on is really a true differentiator.”
Mike Gaal
Microsoft Azure Sr. Specialist Director, US West


“Engagement with Equinix accelerates Azure consumption with our enterprise customers, allowing for consistent, optimized Azure migrations, directly resulting in increased ACR.”
Sarah Kennedy
Director, Enterprise Western Canada, Microsoft Canada

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Contact us at info.microsoft@equinix.com



Equinix data centers currently host Microsoft cloud infrastructure globally.

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Bob Breynaert Former Global Managing Director, Strategic Alliances
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