Azure Partner Updates: Peering Service carrier; Advanced Specialization; Agentless runtime protection

October 14 2021

Telstra becomes new carrier for Azure Peering Service, Larsen & Toubro Infotech receives Kubernetes on Azure Advanced Specialization, and offers agentless runtime protection for multi-cloud infrastructure.

New carrier for Azure Peering Service announced

Telstra, a New York-based connectivity provider announced that it has been selected as a carrier for Azure Peering Service, as well as Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. The new agreement builds on prior collaborations with Microsoft, including the launch of Telstra Calling for Microsoft Teams in August, 2020. The offering is intended to speed up provisioning for telephony services, apply automation, and assist administrators with managing phone numbers in the Teams Admin Center. The offering is integrated with Telstra Global Internet Direct.

"Microsoft Azure Peering Service provides direct access between Telstra and Microsoft’s networks – providing users with robust connectivity service at a location nearest to them, thereby reducing latency when accessing Microsoft’s workplace services. By leveraging Telstra’s connectivity and professional services capabilities and Microsoft’s focus on intelligent cloud services, we aim to help organizations across the region and globally enable a modern work experience," stated Sanjay Nayak, Telstra Executive of Fixed Connectivity Products.

“Telstra has been a long-standing partner for Microsoft since 2008. With internet traffic growing at an exponential rate, coverage has become critical for effective virtual collaboration. We look forward to tapping the breadth of Telstra’s network to build the modern workplace and enable more seamless collaboration for organizations," said Taimoor Husain, Modern Workplace Strategy and GTM Lead for Microsoft, in a statement. offers agentless runtime protection for multi-cloud infrastructure available

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