Express Connect

An easy-to-use network service that enables high-bandwidth, reliable, secure, and private connections between different environments.

Express Connect allows you to establish high bandwidth, reliable, secure, and private connections between different networks. Dedicated physical connections link your on-premise data centers with Alibaba Cloud, which improves the flexibility of your network topology and the performance of cross-network connectivity. Based on Smart Access Gateway and SD-WAN capabilities, Express Cloud Connect offers an all-in-one network service by integrating the high reliability, high performance, and low latency features of dedicated physical connections. The service also supports peering connections between VPC networks across regions and Alibaba Cloud accounts.

Benefits

Secure transmission
All data is transmitted through Alibaba Cloud facilities, avoiding Internet-based connections and reducing the risk of data theft.
High bandwidth connectivity
Supports dedicated connections with reduced network latency and high bandwidth.
Stability and reliability
Offers highly reliable connections with high redundancy based on Alibaba Group's robust infrastructures.
Flexible topology
Allows you to deploy services in multiple data centers, and constructs a converged network that connects on-premise data centers and VPC networks.

Features

Dedicated connections between on-premise data centers and VPC networks

Provides dedicated network connections between on-premise data centers and VPC networks to help you easily build a converged network across architectures. Supports different billing methods and management approaches to ensure optimized user experience and meet varied needs.

Cross-region connectivity

Multiple endpoints are available in different regions of mainland China. Leased lines are supported in regions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and those of the United States.

Connectivity to VPC networks

Once connected to Alibaba Cloud through an endpoint, an on-premise data center can access VPC networks in all regions.

Express Cloud Connect

Based on the hardware capacities of Smart Access Gateway, Express Cloud Connect is a cloud service solution that integrates the high reliability, high performance, and low latency features offered by dedicated physical connections. The service also provides a wide variety of SD-WAN capabilities.

Multiple connection methods

You can connect on-premise data centers to Alibaba Cloud through ISPs or Alibaba Cloud partners. The service enables high bandwidth network connections with reduced costs.

Connect through ISPs

You can lease a line from your ISP to establish a dedicated connection to Alibaba Cloud.

Connect through Alibaba Cloud partners

You can work with an Alibaba Cloud partner to establish dedicated connections from your on-premise data centers to Alibaba Cloud.

Connect through Express Cloud Connect

You can use Express Cloud Connect to establish dedicated connections from your on-premise data centers to Alibaba Cloud. The service provides an all-in-one network experience and lowers your network and maintenance costs.

Scenarios

  • Complex business system connectivity
Connectivity between on-premise data centers and Alibaba Cloud

Connectivity between on-premise data centers and Alibaba Cloud

Connectivity between on-premise data centers and VPC networks

Previously, Mango TV used on-premise data centers to provide services. Then, new business systems were built in multiple regions connected through VPC networks. Express Connect provides dedicated connections between on-premise data centers and VPC networks, enabling smooth migrations to the cloud.

Benefits

  • Cross-region deployment

    Allows you to deploy business systems in different regions and establish private connectivity to VPC networks while maintaining network isolation.

  • High bandwidth connectivity

    Supports private, high bandwidth connections that offer high availability.

  • Smooth migrations

    Supports connectivity between on-premise data centers and VPC networks, enabling smooth migrations.

  • High availability connections

    Supports both dedicated and Internet-based connections between on-premise data centers and VPC networks, offering high availability and redundancy.

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Complex business system connectivity

Complex business system connectivity

Cross-region and multi-architecture deployments

Business systems are built across regions based on VPC networks. Core data is stored in on-premise data centers. Dedicated connections are established between on-premise data centers and cloud-based business systems. Data centers are connected through fiber-optic links.

Benefits

  • Service delivery acceleration

    Services are deployed in VPC networks across multiple regions. Users can connect to the nearest VPC network to minimize network latency.

  • Data security

    Core data is stored in on-premise data centers to enhance data security.

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