There is a wide range of reasons which contribute to the popularity of cloud computing in the digital domain. Businesses get better performance, reduced operational costs, improved security, and better networking features with cloud computing. But all such benefits can only be acquired if you have maintained a well-structured network to connect your users. Azure offers virtual WAN to its users where they can get a single interface for networking, security, and routing functionalities. Let’s get some insights about Azure Virtual WAN and its features.
Azure Virtual WAN — An Overview
Azure Virtual WAN is a managed networking service that encompasses all the aspects of networking within the cloud infrastructure. The major purpose of introducing Azure Virtual WAN is to remove all the complexities related to connecting, protecting, and routing traffic within the network.
The major concern for companies growing rapidly is to keep up with their increasing networking needs. This is where you need an efficient networking infrastructure to add to the efficiency of your wide area network.
Improved Remote-User Connectivity
Now you can group users into distinct groups and assign these groups unique IP addresses to control their access. With these unique IP addresses, you can allow or restrict the access of users with optimum efficiency. Your critical applications can be made safe and free from unauthorized access through this feature. Azure Firewall can be leveraged to limit the access of users to the applications of their concerned use only.
Businesses can set up a complete set of routing policies to manage their traffic within the network. Apply the routing policies on the hub which will then act as a security gate for all the traffic going through it.
There are two types of Virtual WAN. The basic version comes with Site-to-site VPN only. The standard version comes with better configuration options covering ExpressRoute, Azure Firewall, and many others. All the hubs within the network are laid out in the form of a mesh in a Standard Virtual WAN. But these hubs are not meshed if you choose the Basic version of Virtual WAN. Now you can route the traffic according to your personal preferences.
Efficient Connectivity Between Vpn And Expressroute
ExpressRoute connections use 3-layer connectivity for dynamic scaling of bandwidth while VPN Gateway comprises Dynamic and static routing for easier configuration. Now your remote users can connect with ExpressRoute-connected sites through Virtual WAN.