Extending Your Network with Azure
Introducing Azure Virtual Networks
Virtual networks (VNets, in Azure), maintain the same characteristics as physical networks. The processes of physical networks enable data from one computer to be transported over Transmission Control Protocol, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to another computer. The information, or data, is transformed so that TCP/IP packets can transport it efficiently; it is sent to another computer through hardware network interface cards (NICs) via physical network switches. To send the data to and from other buildings and other datacenters, network engineers use hardware devices referred ...