You may have requirements to bridge different cloud providers, including regulatory, compliance or organizational needs.
There are a few ways to bridge the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with the Microsoft Azure cloud. Here a few approaches that we’ve seen work well for our customers:
Set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between the two clouds. This will allow you to establish a secure, private connection between your AWS and Azure environments. You can use either a site-to-site VPN or a client VPN, depending on your needs. (Step-by-Step instructions).
Use the AWS Direct Connect service to establish a dedicated network connection between your on-premises data center and the AWS cloud. This can help reduce network costs and improve performance for workloads running in both clouds.
Use the Azure ExpressRoute service to establish a dedicated network connection between your on-premises data center and the Azure cloud. This can also help reduce network costs and improve performance for workloads running in both clouds.
- Use a virtual direct connection service, such as Megaport Cloud Router, to achieve similar performance to Direct Connect and ExpressRoute without the setup and maintenance complexity.
Regardless of which approach you choose, it is important to carefully plan and test your cloud bridge to ensure that it meets the needs of your organization. You should also consider factors such as security, cost, and performance when deciding which approach is best for your use case.