You can use a leased line from a service provider to establish a physical connection from your on-premises data center to an Alibaba Cloud access point. After the physical connection is established, you can create a Virtual Border Router (VBR) to connect your on-premises data center with Alibaba Cloud to build hybrid cloud networks. As a private network connection, the physical connection does not pass through the Internet. Compared with traditional Internet connections, the physical connection is safer, faster, more reliable, and has less latency.

You can use a point-to-point Ethernet connection or MPLS VPN connection. The physical connection supports RJ45 and LC optical ports (maximum distance: 10 km) with a transmission rate from 1 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s.