connecting separate azure clouds via cisco1000v? or Peering? Connection-express route or across azure backbone? RRS feed

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  • If we have separate azure cloud ( this would be separate subscriptions ) within the same region.  I am assuming the recommendation would be to connect the disparate azure clouds can be done using a cisco 1000v router would we need to have a express route between these azure clouds?  Note - the azure clouds would be in the same region.   One of the clouds will be the primary with an express route to a colo at equinix.   There is a requirement to connect the azure clouds together.

    Or should we peer the separate azure cloud together instead of using the cisco 1000v router?   The primary cloud has 4-5 vnets and the other clouds can have an equal number of vnets hence thinking a cisco 100v router would be best.   Also if we were going to peer between different clouds would we use a express route between them (the azure clouds are within the same region)?  Or does this connection between the separate azure clouds occur across the Azure network backbone and not require any additional cost other than the cost of peering?   

    Monday, December 16, 2019 5:42 PM

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  • If we want to connect a azure cloud and a aws cloud for the purpose of allowing systems to communicate with each other.  For example, the azure cloud has a system A while the AWS cloud has a system B.  We need both systems to communicate with each other.   If we want to have a direct pipe between the clouds how should we do this?   Do you have detailed steps on how to implement this?,... would we peer or would we use a cisco 1000v?   

    Would we need an express route to connect the AWS cloud to the Azure cloud?  

    Also wondering if instead of connecting the clouds directly we could have both azure cloud and aws cloud converge at the colocation site equinix.  Note- the colo site is an extension of on-premise to a network/security infrastructure before going to the cloud,... on- premise communication will travel through the colo site before entering the cloud.   Azure>colocation site>AWS

    Monday, December 16, 2019 6:41 PM
  • Please remove this question because it too confusing once it was merged together.   Nobody was responding.


    • Proposed as answer by kimdav111 Monday, December 30, 2019 4:36 AM
    Monday, December 30, 2019 4:36 AM