Azure: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond x.x.x.x:x"

  Problem Azure application has code that talks to Storage services/AppFabric services/SQL Azure is encountering exception similar to below “A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond 10.10.10.10:443” or “A network-related or instance-specific error occurred…

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IP Range for Windows Azure Platform, Identifying connectivity issues

I often come across this question by various customers using Windows Azure Platform. “What is the IP range for Windows Azure? SQL Azure? AppFabric?, etc” The question arises due to the fact that organizations configure firewall/proxy to block/allow Inbound/Outbound traffic depending on rules they configure. If you are able to configure to allow outbound traffic…

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