RETN becomes a part of the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner Program

London, 21 July 2016 – RETN has today announced that it became an official Microsoft ExpressRoute Partner and started to offer connections to one of the world’s industry-leading cloud platform – Microsoft Azure. Microsoft is the first cloud service provider RETN is partnering with in the framework of its new service – RETN Cloud Connect.

“We have recently joined the Microsoft ExpressRoute Programme, and as Connectivity Partner will be bringing customers onto Microsoft Azure through the globally available aggregation sites . Our RETN Cloud Connect service is a new turn in the evolution of RETN’s services for corporate customers, and we are pleased to launch new connectivity possibilities by establishing partner relationships with such industry giants like Microsoft. The extension of our network service portfolio allows our clients to benefit from hybrid cloud computing efficiencies and manage their businesses faster and more efficiently”, said Andy Bills, EVP Sales&Marketing at RETN.

“As Microsoft ExpressRoute Partner we provide clients with seamless and reliable dedicated Ethernet network connections from their own on-premise IT infrastructure to Microsoft’s Azure cloud services. Our cooperation with Microsoft enables scalable and high performance service and ensures a high level of support to every client. All you need to do to establish this private connection with Azure through RETN is to order an ExpressRoute circuit and leave the rest to us”, stated Andrey Gazizov, Chief Technical Director at RETN Ltd.

For more information about the new service and Microsoft Azure, visit RETN Cloud Connect page.


About RETN

RETN is an international network service provider offering a range of services across its own fibre-optic network to carriers, ISPs, large enterprises, CDNs, governmental organisations, Hosting and Cloud Providers. RETN has over 32,000 km of fibre on its pan-European network which connects 28 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, with a heavy presence in the high growth markets of Eastern Europe and Russia. The RETN backbone (which is connected directly to all major carrier-neutral DCs) carries a large proportion of international traffic in the regions it passes through. The DWDM based network is designed in a ring-architecture offering multiple layers of redundancy. The network’s unique geographical footprint provides over 5 Tbps of capacity over its four primary routes between the West and Asia.

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Daria Soroka

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Tel.: +44 20 7517 6400