Cloud Connect Network (CCN) is another important component of Smart Access Gateway. It is a device access matrix composed of Alibaba Cloud distributed access gateways. You can add multiple Smart Access Gateway (SAG) devices to a CCN instance and then attach the CCN instance to a Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) instance to connect the local branches to the Alibaba Cloud.
You must specify an area when buying an SAG device or creating a CCN instance. Each SAG area corresponds to a country, while a CEN area contains one or more Alibaba Cloud regions. The relationships between CCN areas and CEN areas are shown in the following table.
A CCN instance and a CEN instance can directly communicate with each other and no cross-area bandwidth is required if the CCN instance and the CEN instance are in the same area. For example, to connect a local branch in Hangzhou to a VPC in Shanghai, you just need to bind the CCN instance to which the Smart Access Gateway is bound to the CEN instance where the VPC is located.
- Currently, Smart Access Gateway is available only in Mainland China.
- Cross-area connection through Smart Access Gateway is not supported.
|CCN area||CEN area||Regions in the CEN area|
|Mainland China||Mainland China||
|China (Hong Kong)||Asia Pacific||China (Hong Kong)|
|Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)||Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)|
|Japan (Tokyo)||Japan (Tokyo)|
|India (Mumbai)||India (Mumbai)|
|North America||North America||US (Silicon Valley)|