Windows Azure Virtual Network Pricing
Windows Azure Virtual Network
Since its release, Windows Azure has offered Compute, Storage and CDN functionality for developers. We are now introducing a range of networking functionality that will be offered under the Windows Azure Virtual Network name. The first Windows Azure Virtual Network feature that we are enabling is Windows Azure Connect.
Windows Azure Connect
Windows Azure Connect provides a simple and easy-to-manage mechanism to setup IP-based network connectivity between on-premises and Windows Azure resources. This capability makes it easier for an organization to migrate their existing applications to the cloud by enabling direct IP-based network connectivity with their existing on-premises infrastructure. For example, a company can deploy a Windows Azure application that connects to an on-premises SQL Server database, or domain-join Windows Azure services to their Active Directory deployment. In addition, Windows Azure Connect makes it simple for developers to setup direct connectivity to their cloud-hosted virtual machines, enabling remote administration and troubleshooting using the same tools that they use for on-premises applications.
Windows Azure Connect CTP is now available. We would like you to try it out and provide feedback. During the CTP period, Windows Azure Connect is free of charge, and invitation-only. To request an invitation, please visit the Beta Programs section of the Windows Azure Portal. For customers located outside of North America, you may experience slow network connectivity during the CTP period. During the CTP period, Connect network relays will only be located in North America. Your participation in the CTP will help us determine future relay locations. For more information about submitting feedback, refer to the feedback page.
You can now sign up for the Windows Azure Connect CTP via the Windows Azure Management portal.