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Remotely Connect Azure ExpressRoute via Satellite

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Introduction
To begin with how to use “Remote connection of Azure ExpressRoute via Satellite”, we need to know what is ExpressRoute and why it is used via satellite. So let’s get started.

ExpressRoute is used to connect on-premises and Azure. Expressroute provides a fast and reliable connection between on-premises to Azure. ExpressRoute provides 100Gbps connectivity, which supports Active/Active connectivity at scale.
A situation in which on-premises center are remotely placed, then it is difficult to access it using any network from anywhere and anytime?
So, in such cases we use a new feature of microsoft that is “Remote connection of Azure Expressroute via satellite”.

Azure ExpressRoute via Satellite
Hybrid networking between your data center and the Microsoft Azure cloud can now be connected via ExpressRoute using satellite connectivity. ExpressRoute provides a direct, private connection into Microsoft Azure that does not traverse through public Internet; so, it is secure.
Microsoft transmitted data over a standard satellite data connection from your site to the ground station, and then on to your selected Azure instances. So, it provides high performance and high availability for ExpressRoute via satellite.

Need to connect Azure ExpressRoute via Satellite?
Previously data center should be close enough to a connection provider to connect Azure ExpressRoute for hybrid cloud connectivity. Using satellite we can directly connect your data center anywhere in the world to Microsoft Azure. ExpressRoute over satellite creates new channels and reach for satellite broadband providers, through a growing base of enterprises, organizations and public sector customers.
Some benefits are mention below:
1. Using satellite connectivity with ExpressRoute provides dedicated and highly available, private access directly to Azure and Azure Government clouds.
2. ExpressRoute provides predictable latency through well-connected ground stations, and, as always, maintains all traffic privately on our network – no traversing of the Internet.
​3. ExpressRoute directly connects satellites to partners’ ground stations to global network using a dedicated private link.
4. ExpressRoute over satellite creates new channels and reach for satellite broadband providers, through a growing base of enterprises, organizations and public sector customers.

Azure ExpressRoute via satellite

There are many industries that deploy remote compute in various places around the globe. These industries include Transportation, Oil & Gas, Remote Factories, Energy, and Defense & Peacekeeping, among countless other potential uses for Azure ExpressRoute satellite connectivity. This feature is supported through integration between Microsoft and a few satellite connectivity partners. There are some satellite partners mention below:
SES:
SES will provide dedicated private network connectivity from any vessel, airplane, enterprise, energy or government site in the world to Microsoft Azure cloud platform via its unique multi-orbit satellite systems.
SES offers ExpressRoute connections to organizations using its geostationary earth orbit (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for broadband connections.

Intelsat:
Intelsat has about 50 satellites providing broadband connectivity services.
Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services  anywhere in the world.
Intelsat is excited to bring our global reach and reliability to this paternershipwith Microsoft, providing the connectivity that is essential to delivering on the expectations and promises of the cloud.

Viasat:
Viasat is offering Azure ExpressRoute connections via its new Direct cloud connect service brand to organizations using its satellite broadband services.
ExpressRoute over satellite creates new channels and reach for satellite broadband providers, through a growing base of enterprise, organizations and public sector customers.

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