Oracle’s Corente Cloud Services Exchange (Corente CSX) is a cloud-based software- defined networking (SDN) service that enables distributed enterprises to deliver trusted connectivity services to and from any location with less complexity, in significantly less time, and at a greatly reduced cost, when compared to more traditional approaches. The Corente Services Gateway (CSG) is a distributed virtual appliance located at the network edge that provides secure endpoints for virtual private networks over any IP networks with zero-touch installation. A Corente Services Gateway is installed at each branch or partner location, and creates a secure end-to-end connection for application traffic. The Corente Services Gateway also maintains separate out-of-band connections with the Service Control Point (SCP) centralized service management platform that provides secure policy-based service brokering, mediation, virtual network orchestration, monitoring, administration, and logging.
If you are concerned about the security of your data that is traversing over the public internet all the way from your Datacenter to Oracle Public Cloud Services, you must use VPN for Compute. It is available for Oracle Compute, DBCS and JCS services.
A Corente account will be created and emailed to you once you purchased Oracle Compute Services, DBCS or JCS services.
Yes, multiple gateways can be configured to interconnect with multiple other gateway locations.
Yes, it uses standard IPSec.
VPN for Dedicate Compute is hardware VPN solution for the Dedicated Compute services only. VPN for Compute is a VM based VPN solution for general purpose Compute, DBCS, JCS etc.
Currently, third-party VPN appliances will not work with the Corente service. VPN endpoint locations will need to install a Corente Services Gateway.
You can use the same Corente Services Gateway for multiple IaaS and PaaS services as long as it is in the same compute zone say us2-z23. It is highly recommended that you use different Corente Services Gateways for each services.
You can refer to the documentation for more information.
FastConnect – Standard Edition provides you access to your Oracle Cloud service using a direct connection from your premises or collocation facilities as an alternative to using the public internet as the only means for access. With FastConnect-Standard Edition, you can connect your network edge routers directly to the Oracle edge routers using either a fiber cross connect or a private line provisioned by a network service provider of your choice.
FastConnect-Standard Edition provides a direct connection from your network to the Oracle Cloud Services and data is not transported over the public internet. This typically provides more consistent performance, dedicated bandwidth, controlled or reduced latency and often provides reduction in overall total cost of access to your cloud services.
With FastConnect-Standard Edition, you will be connecting your edge routers directly to the Oracle edge routers in the specific location and establish a BGP peering session directly with Oracle. With FastConnect-Partner Edition (Equinix Cloud Exchange), your connectivity is provisioned through the Equinix Cloud Exchange and you will be establishing your BGP peering session with Equinix Cloud Exchange.
FastConnect – Standard Edition supports access to all public facing Platform services as well as IaaS service including: DBCS, EDCS, OSCS, DB, Java etc.
FastConnect – Standard Edition is available at the following cities:
You need a valid Oracle Order for FASTCONNECT-STANDARD EDITION with the appropriate port speed defined. You will require network equipment capable of supporting Layer3 routing using BGP and should support vlan tagging using 802.1Q. You are responsible to provision the physical connectivity to the Oracle routers through a network service provider or carrier of your choice. The network service provider must be capable of connecting to the Oracle routers over single mode fiber. You can only advertise public IPv4 prefixes over this connection and the prefixes must be registered to you in an IRR/RIR. You will require a public ASN that is registered to you for establishing the peering session. (Note: If you do not have a registered public ASN, you can use private ASNs or Oracle will provide fixed ASN to be used for the configuration). You will need to provide two /30 or /31 public IP subnets for the routing interfaces. These IP subnets should be owned by you and registered in an IRR/RIR. (Note: If you do not have registered IP subnets for this purpose, Oracle will provision two /31 IP subnets for the connection).
Yes. You can work with a network service provider of your choice who can extend your network from your premises or datacenter to the Oracle FastConnect location via an Ethernet private line.
No. You will need to work with a network service provider and order the necessary private line from your premises to the Oracle Facility.
You can follow a simple process to enable FastConnect-Standard Edition. Order FastConnect-Standard Edition (either 1Gbps or 10Gbps) from Oracle. Provide Oracle with the necessary information to configure your BGP session – Oracle will email your technical contact with the information request. Identify a network service provider or carrier who can provision your network circuit to the Oracle edge routers. If you have your network equipment collocated in the same datacenter as Oracle, you can request the datacenter provider to provision a cross connect to the Oracle edge routers. Once the information is received, Oracle will email you the Letter of Authorization (LOA) with the Connection Facility Assignment (CFA). Provide the LOA/CFA to your network service provider who can facilitate the cross connect to the Oracle routers. Configure your network equipment and validate the connectivity through FastConnect-Standard Edition.
The cost is $4600 for 1 Gbps and $46000 for 10 Gbps for hosted environment per month. More details here.
There are no usage charges for FastConnect Standard Edition. Customers pay just one time fee per month for 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps.
You will need to establish the BGP routing configurations on your edge routers after receiving the configuration information from Oracle and complete any additional configurations within your environment to manage the traffic flow across FastConnect-Standard Edition. Oracle will advertise our IPv4 prefixes over the BGP peer with your routers and you will need to accept those prefixes as well as ensure that you configure the required priority for the traffic to specific end points for your services over the FastConnect peer with Oracle.
You will require network equipment capable of supporting Layer3 routing using BGP.
Currently 1Gbps and 10Gbps options are available on the Oracle routers.
Oracle FastConnect is setup to ensure high availability. When you order FastConnect-Standard Edition, Oracle will provision two redundant ports for you to connect to. To achieve end-to-end redundancy from your network edge, you will need to order redundant circuits or lines from your network service provider along with separate physical cross connects to the Oracle edge routers.
No. FastConnect-Standard Edition will be configured in active/standby mode and the secondary link is for failover purposes in the event of a failure of the primary link or router.
No. At this time, you will need to advertise publicly routable IP addresses over your peering session with Oracle.
If you have configured redundant connections from your network edge to Oracle, you will need to establish and test the appropriate configurations on your routers to ensure that you will not lose connectivity if one of the links fail. If both your links to Oracle (either cross connects or private line) fail, you will not be able to use Fast Connect till the connectivity is restored. However Oracle Cloud Services will continue to be available over the public Internet and you should ensure that you have established and tested your configurations and procedures for uninterrupted access to Oracle Cloud Services over the public internet.
No. We do not support layer 2 connectivity into FastConnect – Standard Edition.
An Autonomous system number or ASN is used in the internet to identify either a single network or a group of networks managed and controlled by a common network administrative entity (which could be an Internet Service Provider, a business enterprise, an institute for example). An autonomous system is a routing domain that is managed by the network administrator of that domain. The autonomous system is assigned a globally unique number which is referred to as the Autonomous System Number (ASN).
If you have Oracle Cloud Services in multiple locations, you will need to establish FastConnect-Standard Edition at each of the locations where your services are provisioned. For example, if you have services at both Chicago and Ashburn, you will need to order and provision FastConnect at both locations.
The FastConnect Speed that you select can be different for each location or city where you intend to provision them. For example, if you are provisioning FastConnect - Standard Edition at Chicago and Ashburn, you can pick 10Gbps for one location and 1 Gbps for the other location should you so desire based on your use case and requirements.
Yes. You can provision FastConnect - Standard Edition at one location and provision FastConnect - Partner Edition at a different location should you so desire based on your requirements and use cases.
No. Oracle FastConnect provides you with the ability to route your traffic to and from Oracle without having to traverse the public internet but is not an IPSec VPN tunnel.
Yes. You can establish an IPSec VPN tunnel to Oracle after you establish direct connectivity using FastConnect. Please refer to the documentation for details on IPSec VPN to Oracle.
You can advertise a maximum of 200 IPv4 prefixes over the BGP peer for FastConnect - Standard Edition.
Yes. You can setup a password for the BGP session at the time of setting up the connection using a pre-shared key.
Currently we are offering 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps ports for connecting to Oracle using FastConnect - Standard Edition. However, we are constantly upgrading our features and connectivity options – please check with your Oracle Account team to obtain more information and updates.
The minimum term for FastConnect Standard Edition is twelve months.
We advertise our IP Prefixes through the BGP session. You will need to accept IP Prefixes originating in AS7160 that you learn through your BGP Peer with Oracle at the specific location where you connect.
The ASN for Oracle Public Cloud is AS 7160.
You can use the following details for this purpose:
FastConnect – Partner Edition enables you access to your Oracle Cloud service via a direct network path from your data center or collocation facilities. The solution is an alternative to using the public Internet for accessing Oracle Cloud Service. For example, FastConnect – Partner Edition via Equinix provides direct connectivity to customers who are collocated in same Equinix facility as their Oracle Cloud service.
You can visit http://equinix.com/partners/oracle-cloud/ to learn more about Equinix Cloud Exchange and how it works with Oracle FastConnect Partner Edition.
Oracle FastConnect – Partner Edition provides a direct and deterministic path from your network to the Oracle Cloud services. Your data is not transmitted via the public Internet. This approach provides more consistent performance, controlled or reduced latency and often results in reduced total cost of accessing Oracle cloud services.
FastConnect uses the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to exchange routing information with your network through Equinix. You will need valid public IP prefixes and valid public Autonomous System Number (ASN) to establish peering with Equinix. After you order the FastConnect service from Oracle, you will work with Equinix using their portal to establish access to FastConnect. Equinix will provide you with the necessary configuration information for your equipment to enable access via FastConnect.
Oracle FastConnect – Partner Edition is offered in following Equinix Datacenters locations:
Ensure that you’ve:
You must connect to Equinix Cloud Exchange in the city where your Oracle Cloud Service is provisioned. This is achieved using a fiber cross connect provisioned by Equinix when you are collocated in their IBX data centers.
Yes. You can still use Oracle FastConnect – Partner Edition by using a regional carrier or service provider to connect to the Equinix Cloud Exchange in city where your Oracle Cloud Service is provisioned.
You will need network equipment that can support layer 3 routing using BGP.
Currently 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps speed options are available through Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Oracle FastConnect is designed and setup to be redundant and highly available. To achieve end-to-end redundancy from your network edge, you should order redundant ports from Equinix with separate physical cross connects from redundant routers in your network.
You must configure your BGP peering with Equinix Cloud Exchange using the information provided by Equinix. Please contact your Equinix support team to get access to the Equinix Cloud Exchange support documentation that provides detailed steps.
No. You should advertise publicly routable IP addresses over your peering session with Equinix.
If you have configured redundant connections into Equinix Cloud Exchange and one of your links fails, then you will not lose connectivity. If both your configured links to Equinix Cloud exchange fail, then you will not be able to use Oracle FastConnect until the connectivity is restored. However you will not lose access to Oracle services, as they will continue to be available through the public internet.
No. Layer 2 connectivity to Oracle FastConnect – Partner Edition is not supported.
An Autonomous system number or ASN is used in the Internet to identify a single network or a group of networks managed and controlled by a common network administrative entity such as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), a business enterprise, an institute. An autonomous system is a routing domain that is managed by the network administrator of that domain. The autonomous system is assigned a globally unique number, which is referred to as the Autonomous System Number (ASN).
No. You must order FastConnect at the location where your Oracle Cloud services are provisioned and connect through Equinix Cloud Exchange at that location. Contact Equinix to identify Network Service Providers that can provide a private link to the Equinix Cloud Exchange location where your Oracle Cloud services are provisioned.
You should connect with Oracle using FastConnect through Equinix cloud exchange. However, we are constantly upgrading our features and connectivity options. Contact your Oracle Account team for more information and updates.
Currently we are supporting 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps ports for connecting to Equinix. However, we are constantly upgrading our features and connectivity options. Contact your Oracle Account team for more information and updates.
No. Oracle FastConnect offered through Equinix Cloud Exchange gives you the ability to route your traffic to and from Oracle without having to traverse the public Internet. You don’t need to setup any IPSec tunnels to use FastConnect.
Yes. You can establish an IPSec VPN tunnel to Oracle and this tunnel can co-exist with FastConnect. For more information about setting up an IPSec VPN tunnel to Oracle, refer to VPN documentation.
You can use this service to access your Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS services using a private data connection from your premises. If you are an existing customer of BT IP Connect Global with an active MPLS IP VPN, you can route traffic from your MPLS IP VPN to and from Oracle Cloud through BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect.
You can use Oracle Network Cloud Service - FastConnect Partner Edition - BT Cloud Connect to establish a direct connection to your Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS services from your data center if you are an existing customer of BT IP Connect Global - MPLS IP VPN with an active MPLS VPN. You must order Oracle Network Cloud Service - FastConnect Partner Edition - BT Cloud Connect at the location where your Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS services are provisioned. For more information, please refer to the User Guide.
Ensure that you meet following prerequisites before ordering Oracle Network Cloud Service - FastConnect Partner Edition - BT Cloud Connect. You must be an existing customer of BT IP Connect Global - MPLS IP VPN and have an active MPLS VPN in service. If you are not an existing customer of BT IP Connect Global - MPLS IP VPN, contact your BT Global Services account team to order the service. You will need network equipment as required by the BT IP Connect Global service requirements. You are responsible to provision any infrastructure or equipment as required by BT for connectivity through BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect
No. If you are not an existing customer of BT IP Connect Global VPN, contact your BT Global Services Account team to order BT IP Connect Global VPN.
Contact your Oracle Sales representative to order the service.
You must set up the infrastructure or equipment that is required by BT for connecting through BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect.
Oracle Network Cloud Service - FastConnect Partner Edition is designed to provide redundancy through redundant edge routers at Oracle. When using Oracle Network Cloud Service - FastConnect Partner Edition - BT Cloud Connect, you’ll need to work with the partner, BT, to leverage the redundant connections through BT Cloud Connect. If the connection through the service becomes unavailable, Oracle will continue to route traffic over the public Internet. You are required to work with the partner, BT, to validate the routing configurations between your network and Oracle through BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect and test the failover procedures prior to enabling production traffic over the service.
This service does not provide encryption. You may use an IPSec VPN or other encryption methods if you need to encrypt your data.
Work with your BT account manager to set up the infrastructure or equipment that is required by BT for connecting through BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect.
The connection speeds are defined by BT and the proposed connection speeds are 300 Mbps, 400 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 2 Gbps. However, the connectivity options are constantly upgraded. Work with your BT team to obtain the accurate details on the connection speeds offered.
If your Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS services are provisioned in two data centers, then you can order the service at both locations.
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