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EdgeConneX Brings Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Phoenix

Bringing Phoenix Enterprises Cloud Access at the Edge

EdgeConneX recently bolstered an already substantial network service provider ecosystem in the Phoenix market. The company brought even more cloud access to the Edge with a new interconnection point into Microsoft cloud services. Users can now create private connections between their IT deployments and Microsoft’s global data centers by leveraging Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service in EdgeConneX Phoenix Edge Data Center® (EDC). 

Purpose-built, EDC is strategically located less than 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix and provides a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market end-users – with the lowest possible latency. Focused on creating the best possible user experience, EdgeConneX ‘customers can enjoy all the benefits of the cloud with a secure, dedicated and local access solution that simultaneously optimizes performance and reduces costs,” as noted by Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX.

The carrier-neutral Phoenix EDC now acts as a direct edge cloud on-ramp node from which customers can establish secure, scalable and affordable links to Microsoft services, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

“The Phoenix metropolitan area has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, which in turn is attracting many new and established enterprise and technology companies to establish large front and back-office operations, call centers and distribution hubs in the area. By providing these companies local private access to the Cloud in Phoenix via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute at EdgeConneX, “Manageability and network performance are often the largest inhibitors to cloud adoption or migrations. Through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute sites like the one at the EdgeConneX Phoenix data center, we help enhance the performance and user experience for local enterprises accessing cloud applications, content, or services on the Microsoft global network.” – Ross Ortega, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. 

Private, Direct Access to Microsoft Cloud

With the new Azure ExpressRoute site now available in Phoenix, customers already located in the local EdgeConneX data center can order a simple cross connect to privately access all Microsoft cloud services available through the global Azure platform. All other enterprises located in the greater Phoenix area can also connect to the local Azure ExpressRoute site by using the various metro ethernet solutions offered by their local carrier to connect back to the EdgeConneX data center or other ExpressRoute partners offering connectivity to the Phoenix site.

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