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Multiple VM NICs and Network Virtual Appliances in Azure


Multiple VM NICs and Network Virtual Appliances in Azure

At TechEd Europe 2014, we announced support for multiple Network Interface (NICs) in Azure VMs, along with several important partnership in bringing Network Virtual Appliances to Azure, notably Citrix Netscaler and Riverbed appliances.  Many network virtual appliances require multiple NICs. Now you can create  multiple NICs on your Azure VMs. With multiple NICs you can better manage your network traffic. You can also isolate traffic between the frontend NIC and backend NICs, or separating data plane traffic from the management plane communication. Here’s an example of a VM with 3 NICs: