Windows Azure Traffic Manager for hybrid scenarios

Category: azure connectivity


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


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?



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

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


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 : 

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


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