MVE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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MVE is an on-demand vendor-neutral Network Function Virtualization (NFV) service that improves connectivity on SD-WAN products by reducing internet dependence. MVE offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model on the Megaport high-capacity private network. Megaport’s partners have integrated, or are in the process of integrating, MVE ordering and connectivity across the Megaport software-defined network (SDN) within their own management consoles. Vendors of SD-WAN equipment are able to sell a bundled solution consisting of both their equipment and the necessary connectivity for a comprehensive service deployment. By partnering with Megaport, service providers are able to provide WAN connectivity significantly faster than with their legacy solution product suite.
You can use pre-existing internet connectivity from your premises to securely access the MVE that is geographically located closest to those premises. Three sizes are available to support varying numbers of concurrent connections, and multiple MVEs may be deployed within the same metropolitan area for redundancy or capacity reasons.
Included within the subscription for each MVE is a unique, dedicated, publicly accessible IP address that can be entered as a Domain Name Server (DNS) “A record” within the customer DNS for ease of use. This IP address will persistently be associated with the MVE for the duration of its life.
Yes, each MVE subscription has distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection included at no additional charge.
No. The internet-facing interface on an MVE cannot reach the internet-facing interface on another MVE over the public internet. You must create a private VXC to build connectivity between two MVEs. For details, review the appropriate “Connecting MVEs” topic for your SD-WAN vendor.
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) and MVE are complementary products that serve different needs. MCR is a virtual BGP router that resides within the Megaport SDN. MCR configuration is optimized for enterprise-to-cloud or multi-cloud connections. MCR is ideal when customers are already present in a data center connected to the Megaport SDN or only need cloud-to-cloud connectivity. MCR is a standalone product, which is individually configured and operated.
MVE resides at the edge of the Megaport SDN. It provides access to the Megaport SDN for customers not already present within a data center. MVE configuration is done within both the Megaport Portal and the partner SD-WAN management console (details depend on your SD-WAN provider).
MVE and MCR are both subscription services, and can be used separately or together.
No, MVE doesn’t displace MCR.
MVEs are available in three sizes with recurring monthly flat fees. These fees include the MVE, public IP address, and internet connectivity with DDoS protection. IP transit costs may differ by market. VXCs between MVEs or other resources are billed separately. You can choose a pay-as-you-go or contract term pricing model. See MVE Pricing and Contract Terms for details.
Yes, if you already have a relationship with a SD-WAN partner available with MVE, you can bring your own license.