ExpressRoute partners and peering locations
The tables in this article provide information on ExpressRoute geographical coverage and locations, ExpressRoute connectivity providers, and ExpressRoute System Integrators (SIs).
Azure regions and ExpressRoute locations are two distinct and different concepts, understanding the difference between the two is critical to exploring Azure hybrid networking connectivity.
Azure regions are global datacenters where Azure compute, networking, and storage resources are located. When creating an Azure resource, a customer needs to select a resource location. The resource location determines which Azure datacenter (or availability zone) the resource is created in.
ExpressRoute is supported across all Azure China regions and locations. The following map provides a list of Azure regions and ExpressRoute locations in China. ExpressRoute locations refer to those where Azure peers with several service providers.
You will have access to Azure services across all regions within a geopolitical region if you connected to at least one ExpressRoute location within the geopolitical region.
Azure regions and geopolitical boundaries for national clouds
The table below provides information on regions and geopolitical boundaries for Azure China cloud.
|Geopolitical region||Azure regions||ExpressRoute locations|
|China East||China East, China East 2||Shanghai, Shanghai2|
|China North||China North, China North 2, China North 3||Beijing, Beijing2|
Connectivity across geopolitical regions is not supported on the standard ExpressRoute SKU. You will need to enable the ExpressRoute premium add-on to support global connectivity. Connectivity from Azure China cloud to other Azure cloud environments is not supported. You can work with your connectivity provider if such a need arises.
ExpressRoute connectivity providers
The following table shows connectivity locations and the service providers for each location. If you want to view service providers and the locations for which they can provide service, see Locations by service provider.
- ER Direct refers to ExpressRoute Direct support at each peering location. If you want to view the available bandwidth see Determine available bandwidth
National cloud environments
Azure China cloud is isolated from Azure others clouds. ExpressRoute for Azure China cloud cannot connect to the Azure regions in the others clouds.
|Location||Address||Local Azure regions||ER Direct||Service providers|
|Beijing||China Telecom||n/a||Supported||Beijing Telecom Ethernet|
|Beijing2||GDS||n/a||Supported||Beijing Telecom Ethernet, China Unicom, GDS|
|Shanghai||China Telecom||n/a||Supported||Shanghai Telecom Ethernet|
|Shanghai2||GDS||n/a||Supported||Shanghai Telecom Ethernet, China Unicom, GDS|
To learn more, see ExpressRoute in China.
** ExpressRoute Local is not available in China.