Direct Connect

Fast, secure and stable dedicated network with low latency for optical fiber communications

Overview

Tencent Cloud Direct Connect (DC) enables you to connect your corporate IDC with Tencent Cloud more conveniently by establishing a private connection that is completely isolated from public networks. Compared with public networks, DC is more secure and stable with lower latency and greater bandwidth. All you need is to connect one physical direct connect line from your ISP to Tencent Cloud, and then you can quickly create multiple DC tunnels to take advantage of the computation resources deployed in Tencent Cloud. This configuration enables a flexible and reliable deployment of hybrid cloud. In many cases, the flexible billing modes of the DC tunnels can also lower you costs for DC usage.

Benefits

Stable Latency

Tencent Cloud DC guarantees over 99.5% stable network latency. By setting a fixed route configuration, you can speed up the access to and download from business data nodes, eliminating the unstable latency caused by network congestion or fault bypassing and improving your connection speed and network experience.

Reliable Disaster Recovery

Tencent Cloud DC access devices and network forwarding devices are distributed in clusters for deployment, and the specifications of these devices are highly reliable. Dual line access is also supported. The guaranteed professional-grade network reliability ensures that your applications run smoothly and fully meet your needs for over 99.95% network availability.

Large Bandwidth

Tencent Cloud DC supports up to 10Gbps bandwidth with one single connection line. In addition, a theoretically unlimited number of 10Gbps links can be added for network load balancing. DC can automatically distribute traffic, allowing for smoother cross-business access and operations.

Optimum Security

The large-bandwidth network connectivity provided by Tencent Cloud DC features exclusivity and a peak level of security. The network link is exclusive only for your own businesses, so you don't need to worry about data leakage. This solution is ideal for clients that require high security levels such as financial institutions, government agencies and large corporations.

Network Interconnection

Tencent Cloud DC supports the configuration of NAT service on the gateway, enabling you to interconnect among multiple local IDCs. IP mapping between both ends of DC as well as IP port mapping on VPC are supported, which provides a perfect solution to the problem of address conflicts when connecting to third-party networks.

Features

DC supports a variety of port protocols as well as access from different regions through dual access points and is capable of disaster recovery, providing you with network tunnels for secure and reliable data transmission.
Guaranteed Network Quality
Tencent Cloud DC provides you with a highly reliable SLA. In addition, it has best-in-class access availability (up to 99.5% for single-line access and 99.95% when accessing from dual line dual access point) to meet your demands for network connectivity.
Note: DC availability is that of the connection from the DC access point to the Tencent Cloud VPC, while the availability of the network connection between the access point and your IDC is provided by the ISP of the physical direct connect line.

Scenarios

Hybrid Cloud Deployment and Backup

For application scenarios where backup is required, you can realize the communications between VPC and your IDC through physical direct connect, and then back up the data by dual line access or VPN access. The IP address range overlap between the VPC and the IDC does not affect communications. 

Pricing

DC consists of two components: the physical direct connect line and DC tunnel. Physical direct connect line: One-time charge of 2,500 USD, including port fees and testing service fees. DC tunnel: Monthly charge in postpaid manner. Intra-city access is free of charge, while inter-city access is a paid service. For details, see here.