We are experiencing an outage on our peering platform in Hong Kong. We are working on resolving the issue and will investigate the root cause. Apologies for the inconvenience.
An AMS-IX Story
Product Marketing Manager
June 23, 2023
Peering is the interconnection between Microsoft’s global network (AS8075) and your network for the purpose of exchanging internet traffic from/to Microsoft online services and Microsoft Azure Services.
You may request for peering with Microsoft using Azure PowerShell or portal. Peering set up in this manner is managed as an Azure resource and provides the following benefits:
Enterprises need to own a public ASN (Autonomous System Number) in order to be able to use MAPS service. AMS-IX can support you in this process of getting an ASN or you can reach out to RIPE.
Azure ExpressRoute is a private, dedicated connection from one or multiple customer locations. While Peering Service offers optimised public connectivity and doesn't support any private connectivity, it also offers optimised connectivity for local internet breakouts.