The Real Cloud

TT10 Connect to the Cloud! An Introduction to Azure Site-to-Site Networking

March 8th, 2016

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Richard Hicks

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP

Founder and Principal Consultant

Richard M Hicks Consulting

As organizations begin to adopt Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service, virtual machines running in Azure often need access to on-premises resources such as Active Directory or SQL databases. The reverse is also true, where on-premises systems need to access cloud-based systems. It is increasingly common that cloud-based virtual machines need to be managed just like on-premises systems, which requires network-level connectivity. Microsoft Azure provides a site-to-site VPN gateway to let organizations connect their Azure-hosted virtual machines to their on-premises networks or even other cloud providers. This session will explore various different methods to use the Azure site-to-site VPN gateway to enable cross-premises network connectivity.

  • How the Azure site-to-site VPN gateway works and what options are available to support various different on-premises gateway devices
  • How to create and configure an Azure gateway and how to configure on-premises devices such as Windows Server 2012 R2 or other third-party devices
  • How to configure Azure site-to-site VPN to provide access to multiple on-premises locations