Using an Oracle Network Provider or Exchange Partner
You can establish a FastConnect connection from your on-premises or remote datacenter into the datacenter where your Oracle Cloud resources are provisioned by requesting Cloud connectivity services from any of Oracle's FastConnect partners. Oracle has worked on integrating the FastConnect service with a geographically diverse set of IP VPN and Ethernet Network providers and Cloud Exchanges to make it easy for you to establish a connection to Oracle's Cloud services.
This connectivity model is suitable if you plan to use, or are already using network connectivity services from any Oracle FastConnect partner. Depending on the partner of choice, you may have to order redundant Cloud connectivity services from the Oracle FastConnect partner.
Direct to Oracle: Datacenter Colocation
If you have purchased colocation space from a Datacenter provider, you can use Oracle FastConnect to establish connectivity from your network equipment in that colocation facility to your Oracle Cloud services that are provisioned at this location. Oracle will provide you a letter of authorization (LOA) that the datacenter provider will need in order to establish a direct cross-connect into Oracle's FastConnect edge devices.
This connectivity model is suitable if you already have presence at an Oracle FastConnect location or are looking to establish a colocation presence there. You can order two such connections into a datacenter if you need redundancy.
Direct to Oracle: Dedicated Circuits from a 3rd Party Network Carrier
You can establish a FastConnect connection from your remote data center into Oracle's datacenter where your Cloud resources are provisioned, by ordering a Private or dedicated Circuit from a Network carrier that is not an Oracle FastConnect Partner.This 3rd Party network carrier, typically an MPLS VPN provider, will be responsible for the entire physical connection between your on-premises network and Oracle's FastConnect edge devices including the last-leg of connectivity within Oracle's datacenter. Oracle will provide you a letter of authorization (LOA) that you will need to provide to the Network carrier of your choice who will then provision the circuit. You can order two such circuits from your Network carrier into the Oracle datacenter if you need redundancy.
This connectivity model is suitable if you have existing relationships with certain Network carriers, and/or if your on-premises or remote datacenter location is not served by any of Oracle's FastConnect Partners.
Using an Oracle FastConnect Partner
Once you have established physical connectivity using one of the above models, you will also need to ensure you can reach Oracle's Cloud services over FastConnect by exchanging IP routes between your Network and the Oracle FastConnect service. This exchange of routes is accomplished by industry standard BGP routing protocol. The routing model is based on your physical connectivity model.
If you are connected directly to Oracle (colocation or 3rd Party Network carrier) your network equipment will be establishing BGP directly with Oracle's FastConnect devices.
If you are using one of Oracle's FastConnect Network Provider or Exchange Partners then you may have to establish a BGP session either with this Partner's devices or directly with Oracle's FastConnect devices. Please check with the Oracle FastConnect Partner on the right means of establishing BGP routing.