Cross-Border Network Solution

An end-to-end software-defined cross-border network solution for multinational enterprises to easily connect their regional sites, staff, and business data located across the globe securely, reliably, and with enhanced network quality.

Why Us

Typically, multinational enterprises face three major challenges with cross-border networking, namely: public network cannot assure the level of network security and reliability required for their business, legacy network (physical leased line) is complex to deploy and manage, and finally, enterprises need to continually secure their cloud service endpoints while making them accessible worldwide.

Alibaba Cloud cross-border network solution can help our customers substantially solve above challenges. Our solution provides E2E data transmission encryption, global network coverage and ultra-low latency to eliminate enterprises' security and reliability concerns. Meanwhile minute level deployment and centralized maintenance and operation (M&O) platform simplify the network initial set up and ongoing management. In addition, our smart routing mechanism and enterprise grade reliability can enable your cloud service endpoints seamlessly access worldwide.

Solution Highlights

  • Easily Connect Your Business from Anywhere

    Alibaba Cloud provides multinational enterprises a unified network solution to easily connect your business all over the world. With network coverage in 21 worldwide regions including 110+ POP nodes and 2800+ edge nodes, customer can rely on Alibaba Cloud to deliver high speed network access and ultra-low transmission latency. In addition, your cross-border network can be easily deployed in minutes with only four configuration steps. Our centralized M&O system provides a more transparent and simpler experience that can help lower long term OPEX.

  • End-to-End Security & Enterprise Grade Reliability

    Alibaba Cloud cross-border network solution provides comprehensive security protection from network transmission security to application security. The Alibaba Cloud cross-border solution gives you an isolated network transmission pathway with data encryption to safeguard your business. In addition, to prevent attacks from public network, Anti-DDoS and WAF are able to keep threats away from your cloud environment. Eventually, our build-in redundant connectivity and enterprise grade reliability are thriving to provide customer an excellent network surfing experience.

  • Connect Your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) without Boundaries

    When you migrate your services to the cloud, whether from on-premises or from a different provider, Alibaba Cloud cross-border network solution allows you to easily and securely connect multiple VPCs. We even thoughtfully provide you a solution to connect multi-vendor cloud services via tightly involved with our partners. Your regional site or staff can easily visit all your cloud services through our multi-type access gateway and network.

Featured Products

Cloud Enterprise Network

Connect business systems located in different regions around the world

Smart Access Gateway

Connect your company network through a variety of intelligent access modes

Express Connect

Connect through a reliable, high-bandwidth network of leased lines and VPCs

VPN Gateway

Securely connect your on-premises data center to a VPN

How It Works

Connect Site Offices and Data Centers Across Multiple Regions

For most enterprises, the success of a digital transformation strategy relies on the ability to connect sites and staff in different regions seamlessly over the cloud. Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) provides networks with industry-leading security and enterprise-grade reliability. Alibaba Cloud CEN can connect your site offices, data centers and VPCs across regions, all in just four easy steps. Alongside CEN, you can also use Smart Access Gateway (SAG) for your on-premises infrastructure to access CEN through a variety access method.

Optimize and Transform Legacy Networks

Legacy leased line networks are susceptible to being cut off and the deployment of multiple leased lines often leads to complex network planning and high expenses. Alibaba Cloud cross-border network solution helps you cope with these concerns by improving network efficiency and reliability, simplifying network planning and M&O, and lowering total network cost. Our virtualized network solution offers agile access for you to flexibly connect site offices to IDCs with redundant connectivity. Moreover, by adopting a full-meshed network topology, network planning and deployment time is shortened from months to days.

Accelerate Websites, Mobile Apps and Application Services

Creating a smooth and friendly user experience is a necessity for today's application services, especially for e-commerce, financial services, aviation, hospitality, and media industries. Alibaba Cloud helps you achieve this through our ”Triple Acceleration" solution, providing nearest access to global nodes, dedicated network transmission, and smart routing with optimized transmission protocols. Enterprises can adopt Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) to gain access to multiple VPCs and regions, as well as to flexibly switch between Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network and backbone network as needed.

Connect with Mainland China Businesses

When enterprises establish their presence in Mainland China, a smooth and fast connection is extremely crucial for their worldwide collaboration. Network quality issues such as packet loss, jitter, and long latency can heavily affect efficiency and reliability. Alibaba Cloud cross-border network solution helps you cope with these issues through our extensive presence and experience in China market. As the No.1 cloud vendor in China, we closely cooperate with China Tier 1 operators to help your business flourish in Mainland China with guaranteed network quality and excellent experience.

Customer Success Stories

See how companies are leveraging Alibaba Cloud network solutions to grow and improve their business in China and globally.

As a leading hospitality company, IHG has always been the pioneer in digital change to keep its pole position in an increasingly technology-driven and interconnected world. In this digital era, we are fully devoted to providing the best guest experience in a sustainable and global manner.

Steven Zhong | VP, Hotel and Owner Solutions, IHG Greater China

By partnering with Alibaba Cloud network, IHG has enabled more than 350 hotels in China to deploy secure, fast connection between each other and with headquarter in the United States. The simple and flexible deployment method greatly shortens the launching phase of their business, reduces the network cost by more than 50%, and enables the rapid expansion of IHG business in China.

On the basis of Alibaba Cloud global hybrid network solution, we could easily set up and scale up our cross-region business platform as we are rapidly developing Asia Pacific markets. Working hand in hand with partner like Alibaba Cloud, we continue to create an even more extensive global platform with lower costs but greater network quality.

Storm Wang | IT director in Rosenberger Asia Pacific Electric Co., Ltd

The network solution of Alibaba Cloud helps Rosenberger migrate key business applications to the cloud. Through the Cloud Enterprise Network, they quickly built transnational networks covering mainland China, China (Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Users in different regions can enjoy 12 times faster access to the business system on the Cloud.



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