ExpressRoute Cost Savings

Save on ExpressRoute Costs and Private Networks with Blaze

Blaze Networks can help you to reduce the cost of your Microsoft ExpressRoute connections to Azure and Microsoft cloud services AND improve security while delivering dependable, cost-effective network performance.

Unlike many Network and Cloud Service Providers in the UK, Blaze deliver ExpressRoute cost savings by using our own UK-wide private network to deliver bandwidth which matches your specific business needs and uses.

30% ExpressRoute Cost Reduction

Customers typically save 30% or more on their network and ExpressRoute costs when they move to Blaze. Contact us today and we can show you how much you could save by moving to an ExpressRoute circuit through Blaze.

Ideal Express Route Connectivity Provider for a UK Business

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Tier 1 Cloud Solutions Provider, Blaze is well qualified to be your connectivity provider for ExpressRoute circuits.

With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

ExpressRoute lets you extend your private network into the Microsoft cloud over a private, direct peering connection.

ExpressRoute from Blaze helps you save money

Blaze offers the most appropriate and cost-effective solution to each customer’s network needs. Blaze can deliver highly cost-effective ExpressRoute other Direct Peering circuits, and managed Private Networks because we are a managed services provider (MSP) with our own Blaze Private Core Network. Additionally, Blaze Networks are a fully licenced Telecommunications Provider and LIR (Local Internet Registry).

  • When you use an ExpressRoute circuit through Blaze, the connection from the Azure environment is made directly to the Blaze Private Core Network. Connections are then made to your Azure resources which are directly connected to the Blaze Private Core Network and your dedicated firewalls within. At no point is the public internet used to route traffic to your Azure tenancy allowing end to end control of your business critical traffic.
  • With a Blaze private network, the business can take advantage of low cost centralised, communications, bandwidth, security, and hosting. This allows the business to considerably reduce the amount of bandwidth required, whilst offering better security, true application visibility and more resilience to the entire business estate.
  • Blaze can privately connect to all major cloud providers offering a completely private low latency infrastructure covered by end to end SLAs.
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Among the other advantages of using ExpressRoute services from Blaze are the following:

Network Security

ExpressRoute connections don’t go over the public Internet. This allows ExpressRoute connections to offer more reliability, faster speeds, consistent latencies, and higher security than typical connections over the Internet.

Blaze Networks are a Managed Services Provider (MSP) whose approach to networking delivers unmatched reliability, scalability and manageability. We offer customers Private Networks and a wide range of connectivity services, built around our own Blaze Private Core Network.

Pro-Active Network Management

The last thing your business needs to worry about is your networks and connectivity. Productivity applications, Microsoft 365, cloud-based systems, ERP, CRM, card payment networks, POS systems, WiFi, back-office systems “in the cloud” – they all should just be there for end users. Always.

Blaze puts everything in place for you to get connected and then manages it for you, so you stay that way. Blaze Networks pro-actively monitor all your sites and connectivity services, so any interruption will be brief. We can be sorting things out before anyone tells us to!

SD-WAN Networks for Improved Network Resilience and Management

Blaze Networks helps multi-site organisations such as retailers, hospitality and leisure businesses run on highly reliable and secure Private SD-WAN networks. We provide hassle-free setup and management of wide area network connections that are secure by design.

Regulatory Compliance and Network Security – Sorted!

Technical disruption, cyber-security attacks, and compliance with regulations such as GDPR and the PCI-DSS card payments requirements all need to be managed. Our network enables you to avoid compliancy headaches: we are certified as meeting the exacting requirements of PCI-DSS, helping to ensure the security of your branches’ card transactions as well as links to back-office systems.

We offer two primary forms of secure network: Private Networks, often incorporating MPLS, and Private SD-WAN networks. Find out more:

Industry-Leading 6-hour SLA

Blaze Networks are focused on delivering outstanding customer service: we offer a 6 hour SLA on network service. Your peace of mind and the hassle we remove from your business means we have the highest level of customer retention: a 100% customer retention rate.

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“The service and support we have received from Blaze has been exceptional. They deliver what they say they will which is quite rare in the service industry these days!”

Head of Infrastructure & Support at JoJo Maman Bebe

“We couldn’t ask for a better network provider. They are more than just a supplier; they are a partner for us. Blaze act in a consultative capacity, and we often bounce ideas off them as part of our strategic reviews. They are always willing to help us, even if it goes outside the boundaries of our contract. They provide excellent customer service and have a very good technical team.”

IT Director at Hollywood Bowl Group

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Take advantage of our current special offers:

  • Free initial consultation
  • Free WAN setup, project management, and implementation
  • Your internal costs minimised: we send our engineers to each of your sites to install your WAN equipment.
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We partner with leading manufacturers like Microsoft, Fortinet, Veeam, Bitdefender, Cisco, Lenovo, Mitel and other industry-leaders.

In doing so, Blaze have access to a vast array of products that allow us to overcome our customers’ business challenges and requirements.

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner and Tier 1 Microsoft CSP Partner. We specialise in Microsoft 365 (including Teams and Teams Phone System), in Microsoft On-Premise and Hosted / Cloud Infrastructure (including Azure), and enable businesses to continue their digital evolution by fully exploiting the latest capabilities of Microsoft products as they evolve.

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work, Blaze has demonstrated a broad capability to help customers boost productivity and make the shift to hybrid work using Microsoft 365.


Blaze is an Expert Partner of Fortinet, a global industry leader in the supply of secure networking infrastructure systems. Fortinet are our technology partner of choice when building customer-specific Private SD-WANs, and Blaze is one of only a handful of Fortinet SD-WAN Specialization Partners in the UK and a Fortinet top-level Expert Partner. Blaze is also a Fortinet-accredited Managed Secure Solutions Provider (MSSP) and Integrator Fortinet partner. A Leader in several of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants, the Fortinet platform combines excellent performance with advanced security features, superb manageability, and excellent Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps.

Blaze Networks is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner

Veeam is a highly respected leader in cloud-based backup and recovery software, data protection and advanced monitoring in the data centre.

Blaze is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner and we have combined Veeam technology with our highly secure Blaze Cloud™ infrastructure to produce BlazeVault™, a highly dependable, secure, and resource-efficient solution which will keep downtime to an absolute minimum in the event of data loss in operational systems or ransomware attack.

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner. Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems through OEM technology partnerships, including with many global IT companies. Tests show it is unmatched in Attack Prevention. Based on Bitdefender technology, Blaze Endpoint Protection hardens endpoints to prevent malware and malicious attacks, and it provides the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to dynamically respond to security incidents when they evade protection controls. Blaze Managed EDR keeps your organisation safe with 24×7 security monitoring, advanced attack prevention, detection and remediation.

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Cisco has long been the world’s pre-eminent network systems vendor, particularly for technology used at the core of major corporate networks and the internet. In addition to using Cisco equipment within our customers’ private networks, Blaze incorporates Cisco technology into the heart of our own network operations; the Blaze Private Core Network is built utilising Enterprise-class CISCO core routing equipment.