Windows Azure Connect is a mechanism you can use to set up
IPsec connections between machines in your own domain (on-premise) and web or worker roles running on Windows Azure. If these connections are set up, you can address your role instances as if they were in your own network/domain. This feature enables you to accomplish the following tasks:
- Managing and administering web and worker roles with existing management tools
- Building a distributed application where Windows Azure roles work seamlessly together with your on-premise resources, such as printers, databases, legacy systems, or other critical resources that play a viable role within your distributed application
- Domain authentication, name resolution, or other domain-wide ...