Windows Azure Traffic Manager for hybrid scenarios

Category: azure connectivity

Question

David GROSPELIER (MiddleWay) on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:55


Hi,

I have the following case:

  • I have a OnPremise service 
  • I have the same service that is deployed on Azure.

I expect to use the Windows Azure Traffic Manager to redirect the users to the Azure service when the OnPrem service is down or when I want to use the Cloud instead of OnPrem.

I understand that WATM only works with endpoints hosted in Azure, am I right?

Thanks.

Replies

Jonathan Tuliani on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:52:18


Hi David,

Yes, you're right that Azure Traffic Manager currently only supports endpoints in Azure.

Support for external (non-Azure) endpoints is something we're looking at very closely.  It's been suggested previously--please feel free to comment and vote on the feature at http://feedback.windowsazure.com/forums/217313-networking-dns-traffic-manager-vpn-vnet/suggestions/5116977-add-support-for-on-premises-resources-in-traffic-m

Thank you for your interest in Azure and Traffic Manager, and for your feedback.

Regards,

Jonathan Tuliani

Program Manager

Azure Networking - DNS and Traffic Manager

David GROSPELIER (MiddleWay) on Tue, 13 May 2014 05:25:50


Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager now supports on premise endpoints : http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2014/05/12/azure-vm-security-extensions-expressroute-ga-reserved-ips-internal-load-balancing-multi-site-to-site-vpns-storage-import-export-ga-new-smb-file-service-api-management-hybrid-connection-service-redis-cache-remote-apps-and-more.aspx 

Jonathan Tuliani on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:34:37


Hi

This is now supported in Azure Traffic Manager.  Here's a blog post that explains how to set this up.

Jonathan Tuliani

Lead Program Manager

Azure Networking - DNS and Traffic Manager