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  Sep 15, 2020

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Phase 4: Azure SQL Database traffic migration to newer Gateways

During daily monitoring activities, Sitecore Cloud Operations engineers found a planned maintenance activity on Microsoft Azure due to which SQL database connectivity might be affected for the customer connecting to database.

Gateways built on new hardware are being added to SQL DB in various regions. This will allow logins to be serviced by more than one Gateway in these regions, leading to better response times and reduced latency. This will change the public IP address to which DNS will resolve for your SQL Database hosted on Australia Southeast, UK South and Canada East effective September 15, 2020.

Impact: Potential loss of connectivity for Customers using IP restriction rules on Azure SQL Databases. For the majority of customers, we expect this change will not impact connectivity to SQL Database. However, we recommend that you white list IP addresses for all Gateways Australia Southeast, UK South and Canada East, as outlined in the table hereMore details about new gateway migration process given in the following article: Azure SQL Database traffic migration to newer Gateways.

New SQL Gateways are being added to the following regions:

  • Australia Southeast :
  • Canada East :,
  • UK South :,


Existing SQL Gateways will start accepting traffic in the following regions.

  • Australia Southeast : and
  • Central US :,,,, and
  • East Asia :,, and
  • East US :,,, and
  • East US 2 :,,,, and
  • France Central : and
  • Japan West:,,, and
  • North Central US :,, and
  • Southeast Asia :,, and
  • West US:,, and


These SQL Gateways shall start accepting customer traffic on September 15, 2020.


Updates Summary

Completed: New Azure SQL Database gateways have been added
- Posted on Sep 15, 23:30 UTC

Scheduled: The migration has been scheduled on September 15, 2020
- Posted on Aug 14, 00:00 UTC