Simple & Complex Network: Easy-to-Use Cloud Enterprise Network

Grow Your Network to Grow Your Business

In our e-book “Start-Up to Scale Up”, we follow the journey of a fictional startup, tracking how its network evolves and begins to work on an international scale.
Driving business growth is a top priority for start-ups and SMEs, and to do this as effectively as possible companies must think about how to scale their network. Building your network into a scalable, reliable and cost-efficient solution that supports business growth is a vital asset amid today’s rapidly changing economy.

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We have access to online software products whose nuts and bolts live in external data centers, even just a search engine that we use.
The cloud is everywhere. We all have access to online software products whose nuts and bolts live in external data centers, even if it’s just a search engine that we use. Yet it seems like only a moment ago that the daily grind involved bulky hardware, tripping over wires, and waiting for the engineers to visit. IT networking was about cables and switches, boxes and towers, heavy lifting and manual restarts, and keeping server rooms and management cool.

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Connecting Regions with Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network

In this article, we will discover how to build global enterprise networks quickly with Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network.

Connecting Two VPCs in the Same Region

Prerequisites

  1. An active Alibaba Cloud account
  2. Two isolated VPCs and two ECS instances provisioned. You should have a VPC and ECS instance pair in each zone.

Step 1: Create CEN instance

The product is already activated for each account. Go to the CEN management console and click on Create CEN Instance.

  1. Select VPC under Network Types as we want to connect two Virtual Private Clouds.
  2. Select the region where your VPC is located.
  3. Select the VPC from the drop-down menu under Networks. Click OK.

Connecting Global Locations using Cloud Enterprise Network

Cloud Enterprise Network allows you to create a global network for rapidly building a distributed business system with a hybrid cloud computing solution.

Connecting Global Locations

The below diagram looks a global network deployment for a large enterprise. This articles looks at the various connectivity options involved in setting up this global network.

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Quickly Build Cross-Regional Enterprise Networks with Cloud Enterprise Network

Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) is an enterprise class network on Alibaba Cloud that enables organizations to connect their VPCs across regions.
Imagine your rapidly growing business needing to expand from a single region in the United States to three regions across the globe. And you need to achieve this within two weeks to be ahead of the competition. Is this possible?

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