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Connecting Global Locations using Cloud Enterprise Network

Cloud Enterprise Network allows you to create a global network for rapidly building a distributed business system with a hybrid cloud computing solution.

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Connecting distributed locations are always a challenge. This becomes quite complicated when the location involve multiple countries and countries with strict inter-connectivity regulations. Alibaba Cloud's networking solutions offer multiple products that can be ease this complexity and allow seamless connectivity between locations.

Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) is a service that allows you to create a global network for rapidly building a distributed business system with a hybrid cloud computing solution. CEN enables you to build a secure, private, and enterprise-class interconnected network between VPCs in different regions and your local data centers. CEN provides enterprise-class scalability that automatically responds to your dynamic computing requirements.


Connecting Global Locations

The below diagram looks a global network deployment for a large enterprise. This articles looks at the various connectivity options involved in setting up this global network.


Global Backbone

Cloud Enterprise Network provides a hybrid and distributed global network ideal for enterprise users with high demand on network coverage. With its stable transmission and next-generation network environment, the network provides high transmission speed and low latency for end-users.

Cloud Enterprise Network can be used to facilitate communication between VPC to VPC and VPC to IDC. Routing information in CEN can be learned and distributed automatically, which allows CEN to achieve fast routing convergence and improved network quality and security.

A few of CEN's advantages are mentioned below.

Bandwidth sharing - Bandwidth package is shared by regions included in the network's inter-geography and Interregional bandwidth can be allocated on demand.

Simple and Reliable - Any network instances which are attached to CEN can communicate with each other using the High speed and low latency communication between any two network instances within CEN

Easier Network management - Routing information is learned and distributed automatically so that the overall network route can be converged quickly avoiding any heavy routing configuration and management

Last Mile Connection

Last mile connectivity provides a critical component of a global network. Alibaba Cloud's SD-WAN product Smart Access Gateway, relies on a combination on a Highly Available hardware deployed to customer premises and a set of PoPs deployed globally to interconnect these locations with Alibaba Cloud's global backbone network.


Backup Connectivity

Backup connectivity generally flows through the internet. Even after employing highly available and redundant networking products from Alibaba Cloud, clients wanting to have another security net for network disconnects can employ Alibaba Cloud's VPN gateway services to provide an extra backup in the highly unlikely event of a CEN failure.



Currently, Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network supports the following regions:

Area Included Regions
Mainland China China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Shenzhen), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Hohhot), China (Wuhan)
North America US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia)
Asia Pacific Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta)
Europe Germany (Frankfurt), UK (London)
Australia Australia (Sydney)

In addition to CEN, Alibaba Cloud offers a wide variety of networking products that suit your requirements. Reach out to one of our friendly Solutions Architects or BDMs to take the discussion forward.

To learn more about Cloud Enterprise Network, visit www.alibabacloud.com/product/cen

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