Common Multicloud Connectivity Scenarios

This topic details nine common design scenarios using Megaport and the Megaport Cloud Router (MCR). The scenarios range from a simple partially-protected network to an end-to-end highly available resilient network for multicloud and hybrid cloud.

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Scenario 1
Single Megaport connecting to each CSP.
HA design No
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes - 1 DC
On-premises geographically close to CSPs Yes
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) – Specifically for Microsoft Azure
Note: If 802.1ad not supported, use Scenario 3 (MCR).
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 1
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) No  
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 4 (1 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul No  
Single Megaport connecting to each CSP
Scenario 2
Dual Megaports configured as a LAG that connects to each CSP in an HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes - 1 DC
On-premises geographically close to CSPs Yes
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) – Specifically for Microsoft Azure
Note: If 802.1ad not supported, use Scenario 3 (MCR).
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 2 (in LAG)
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) No
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul No  
Dual Megaports configured as a LAG that connects to each CSP in an HA configuration
Scenario 3
MCR as a hub that connects a single Megaport in a DC with CSPs.
HA design No
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes - 1 DC
On-premises geographically close to CSPs No
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP (for better path selection, not mandatory)
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 1
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) Yes 1
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 4 (1 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul Yes 1
MCR as a hub that connects a single Megaport in a DC with CSPs
Scenario 4
Megaport in each Diversity Zone connecting to each CSP in an HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes
On-premises geographically close to CSPs Yes
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) – Specifically for Azure
Note: If 802.1ad not supported, use MCR (Scenario 6).
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 2 (4 in a LAG)
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) No  
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul No  
Megaport in each Diversity Zone connecting to each CSP in an HA configuration
Scenario 5
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect CSPs in an HA configuration without requiring on-premise infrastructure.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office No
On-premises geographically close to CSPs N/A
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
  • None required
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport No  
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) Yes 2
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul No  
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect CSPs in an HA configuration without requiring on-premise infrastructure
Scenario 6
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect a DC with a Megaport in each Diversity Zone to CSPs in an HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes
On-premises geographically close to CSPs No
Diverse regions No
Prerequisites
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP (for better path selection, not mandatory).
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 2 (4 in a LAG)
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) Yes 2
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul Yes 2
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect a DC with
a Megaport in each Diversity Zone to CSPs in an HA configuration
Scenario 7
Single Megaport in each DC connecting to CSPs in HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes - 2 DCs
On-premises geographically close to CSPs Yes
Diverse regions Yes
Prerequisites
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP
    • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) – Specifically for Azure
Note: If 802.1ad not supported, use MCR (Scenario 8).
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 2 (4 in a LAG)
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) No  
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul No
Single Megaport in each DC connecting to
CSPs in HA configuration
Scenario 8
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect DCs with Megaports to CSPs in an HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes
On-premises geographically close to CSPs N/A
Diverse regions Yes
Prerequisites
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP (for better path selection, not mandatory)
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 2
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) Yes 2
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul Yes 2 (plus 2 optional)
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect DCs with Megaports to CSPs in an HA configuration
Scenario 9
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect DCs with Megaports in different Diversity Zones to CSPs in an HA configuration.
HA design Yes
Multicloud Yes
On-premises data center (colocation) or office Yes - 2 DCs
On-premises geographically close to CSPs No
Diverse regions Yes
Prerequisites
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports LX optical 1 Gbps or LR optical 10 Gbps ports
  • Customer (on-premises) network equipment supports BGP (for better path selection, not mandatory)
Megaport Technology Required How many?
Megaport Yes 4
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) Yes 2
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Same Metro Yes 8 (2 for each CSP)
VXC (Virtual Cross Connect) – Long Haul Yes 4
Dual MCRs as hubs that connect DCs with Megaports in different Diversity Zones to CSPs in an HA configuration
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