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 transfer
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 infrastructure.
Flexible architecture
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.

Peering VPC connectivity

Allows you to isolate VPC networks from each other or establish high bandwidth connections between them regardless of whether they are under the same account or different accounts. This improves the flexibility of the network topology. Configuration changes take effect in real time to meet your needs.

VPC connectivity across accounts

Allows you to establish private, high bandwidth connections between VPC networks across Alibaba Cloud accounts.

VPC connectivity across regions

Allows you to establish private, high-quality connections between VPC networks across regions.

Low latency

Directly connects different networks through NFV and establishes dedicated connections to minimize network latency.

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

  • VPC connectivity across regions
  • VPC connectivity across accounts
  • 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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VPC connectivity across regions

VPC connectivity across regions

Connectivity between services across regions

Cloud services are constructed based on VPC networks. To reduce network latency for users in different regions, business systems are deployed on different nodes. High bandwidth connections between these nodes are required to optimize user experience.

Benefits

  • Network isolation

    Services are deployed in VPC networks to maintain network isolation and security.

  • High reliability

    Supports connectivity between VPC networks and reliable, high bandwidth connections across regions.

  • High performance

    Supports up to 10 Gbit/s bandwidth connections between VPC networks, meeting the needs of different applications.

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VPC connectivity across accounts

VPC connectivity across accounts

High bandwidth connections between VPC networks across accounts

A large-scale business system is constructed based on VPC networks. Multiple Alibaba Cloud accounts are used to manage different parts of the system. High bandwidth private connections between different parts of the system are required to ensure real-time data transmission.

Benefits

  • Custom configurations

    VPC is an SDN network, which can be customized based on demands.

  • High bandwidth connectivity

    Provides private, high bandwidth connections.

  • Flexibility

    Supports connectivity between VPC networks across Alibaba Cloud accounts.

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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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