A DC connection connects customer’s local IDC to Tencent Cloud. To create a connection, you need to first confirm the information and submit an application on the console, and then the carrier will start the engineering investigation and wiring. This process takes about 2-3 months; therefore, please plan ahead to guarantee the cloudification progress.
The following flowchart describes how to create a connection.
Starting from February 1, 2021, all the new connections will be exempted from the initial installation fee.
Determine the access point before creating a connection.
An access point is the location where you can access to Tencent Cloud connection’s network services. Nearby access is recommended to ensure network quality and reduce connection costs. Generally, two or more access points are available in one Tencent Cloud region, implementing multi-connection disaster recovery. You can submit a ticket to obtain the specific location of each access point. The following information helps you choose a proper access point:
According to the relevant national laws, regulations and the Notice on Regulating the Internet Network Access Marketplace (MIIT  No. 32), you should choose an eligible connection provider to complete the construction of the Direct Connect service.
Using an illegal line may expose you to administrative penalty by the State regulatory authority and cause the line unavailability. In this case, Tencent Cloud accepts no responsibility.
- To use a 100 Gbps port, please submit a ticket.
- When constructing a connection, make sure that the IDC port specification is the same as that of Tencent Cloud; otherwise, the communication may fail.
- In case of inconsistency, we recommend changing the IDC port. If you want to use another Tencent Cloud port, you need to resubmit an application and initiate a new process to access the connection.
|Fiber optic port||1 Gbps||SFP-GE-LX-Sm1310, 10KM|
|10 Gbps||SFP-XG-LX-SM1310, 10KM|
|100 Gbps||QSFP-100G-LR4-WDM1300, 10KM|
|Electrical port||10/100/1000BASE - T|
|Local IDC and Tencent Cloud access point in different data centers||Apply for a connection in the Tencent Cloud console as instructed in Applying for Connection, and communicate your requirements with an eligible carrier.|
|Local IDC and Tencent Cloud access point in the same data center||Apply for a connection in the Tencent Cloud console. For detailed directions, please see Applying for Connection.|
Local IDC and Tencent Cloud access point in different data centers
Both the carrier and Tencent Cloud are responsible for the connection construction as follows:
Responsibilities of the carrier
Perform the engineering investigation.
Confirm the construction solution and relevant fees.
Initiate the connection construction.
During the construction, fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) and in-house wiring rental fees may incur. For more information, consult your property operator or wiring provider.
Access the data center.
Responsibilities of Tencent Cloud
After you pay for the Tencent Cloud port in the console, Tencent Cloud will complete the access port configuration, and support the carrier for the connection to Tencent Cloud.
Local IDC and Tencent Cloud access point in the same data center
You only need to contact the Direct Connect representative for resource allocation and connection construction.
During the construction, fiber-to-the-building and in-house wiring rental fees may incur. For more information, consult your property operator or wiring provider.
You need to complete creating a Direct Connect instance before accepting the connection. For more information, please see Quick Start. Then test the connection for its performance, latency and reliability.
sizeis the number of packets, and
countis the sending times. For example, size 1500 and count 2000 means 1500 packets are sent 2000 times.
For more information about how to use the Iperf3 tool, see iPerf 3 user documentation.