Same Ping results after moving the services from North Europe to West Europe

Category: azure connectivity


green hook on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:07:53

We have all our production instances gathered in the Western Europe site.  At first we had the sql-azure located in Northern Europe (Ireland), and the web and app instances in Western Europe. The responsetime between the web server and the sql-azure are a matter of milli seconds. Since we have had several rounds with performance issues in our web application, we have used tools like Vtrace to trace the IP for the Azure web servers. No matter where we host the services, the result of the Vtrace shows the same waypoint, Potwin, Kansas, USA!

Does this mean that all our traffic to/from the webserver are sent via Potwin, USA?

Hope to get a strait answer to this.


Per Erik



Alex Belotserkovskiy on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:36:52


It's not so clear how the traffic goes (maybe Potwin is the common point for Europe), but maybe you can use Traffic Manager for traffic routing.

green hook on Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:48:42


Thank you for pointing me in that direction. Ihave now tried the Traffic Manager, and it addresses my concern about the latency.

Anand yadav on Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:12:41

Hello Per Erik,

You can use tracert or tools like this to find the exact path of your services.