Understanding Windows Azure Connect
Windows Azure Connect is a new Windows Azure service that enables customers to setup secure, IP-level network connectivity between their Windows Azure compute services and existing, on-premise resources. This eases enterprise adoption by allowing Windows Azure applications to leverage and integrate with a customer’s current infrastructure investments. For example, using the Windows Azure Virtual Network customer can migrate a line-of-business application to Azure that requires connectivity to an on-premise SQL Server database which is secured using Active Directory-based Windows Integrated Authentication. In this session, we will give an overview of Windows Azure Virtual Network's functionality, discuss usage scenarios, and walk through the steps involved in setting up and managing a Virtual Network.