Azure Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks and is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China regions. NAT can be configured for one or more subnets of a virtual network and provides on-demand connectivity for virtual machines.

Virtual Networks NAT provides the following capabilities: 

  • On-demand outbound to Internet connectivity without pre-allocation 

  • Fully managed and highly resilient 

  • One or more static public IP addresses for scale 

  • Configurable idle timeout 

  • TCP reset for unrecognized connections 

  • Multi-dimensional metrics and alerts in Azure Monitor 

  • Optional zone isolation for availability zones 

Virtual Network NAT is now available in all Azure public cloud, Azure Government, and Azure China regions.

Learn more about Azure Virtual Network NAT

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