CxC Flex - Megaport Virtual Edge

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Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) is an on-demand, vendor-neutral Network Function Virtualization (NFV) service that enables branch-to-cloud connectivity on Megaport’s global software-defined network (SDN). MVE provides the edge-computing framework that hosts partner SD-WAN technology directly on Megaport’s global SDN.

An MVE provisioned in a metro area works as a gateway to connect enterprise SD-WAN enabled sites to Megaport’s ecosystem, providing cloud-neutral, direct, and secure access to its extensive platform of cloud providers and other services. MVE enables traffic flow between metro locations and cloud service providers (CSPs) using SD-WAN technologies and internet connectivity. Once connected to MVE, traffic traverses across the Megaport private network.

Spin up edge networking in minutes

Host network functions directly on Megaport’s global, private Software Defined Network (SDN). Extend your network closer to the edge in real time, without having to deploy hardware.

Reduce cloud egress costs

Connect to the major cloud providers and ride private connectivity to the cloud for middle and last mile connectivity.

Improve network performance and security

Reduce internet dependence by routing mission-critical traffic to Megaport’s private SDN to the major cloud providers.

Why Megaport Virtual Edge?

Go from Branch to Cloud, Fast.

Integrate MVE into your SD-WAN and improve network performance by reducing reliance on the public internet. Direct, private cloud connectivity via Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) lowers latency and reduces jitter on your mission-critical business applications.

The Megaport MVE is connected to the internet so SD-WAN appliances can reach the Megaport private network. But internet dependency is reduced, because MVE makes use of transit IP connectivity to the public internet only as a bridge to the Megaport private network. The public internet portion of the end-to-end connectivity is limited to only one-hop or a few-hops to the Megaport SDN. Terminating traffic to the nearest MVE reduces internet hops. The internet acts as the first mile, and Megaport acts as the middle and last mile.

Your High-Performance Network, Simplified

SD-WAN BEFORE MVE

SD-WAN AFTER MVE

Key Features and Benefits

The SD-WAN and MVE solutions include these key features and benefits:

You can use MVE to hop onto important high-speed metro area networks without provisioning a private circuit for access. Although a metro area covers a larger area than a LAN, MVE treats a metro area as one big LAN, keeping data traffic local.

Flexible connections within a metro area

SD-WAN termination

MVE instances are preconfigured in essential metro areas as edge points across the Megaport platform. Connections are terminated from branch and on-premises locations to the nearest MVE metro hub to localize traffic. Remote sites are connected to MVE, so anything on the internet or the Megaport SDN is treated as though it is present on the edge. You can connect to MVE directly, through a cross-connect in a data center, or by using the public internet.

MVE provides direct access to any service within a cloud service provider (CSP). You can also use MVE to connect to any SaaS or IaaS provider within the Megaport Marketplace, or your own data center and branch locations.

Direct onramps

You order and configure MVE through the Megaport Portal or through Cisco’s SD-WAN vManage NMS console. You then order and provision up to 24 Virtual Cross Connects (VXCs). You can also create VXCs from existing Ports and CSPs into MVE to enable meshed network access, as shown in this figure.

Simple online provisioning

In addition to the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) services that MVE provides, Megaport’s Fortinet and Versa SD-WAN partners offer Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services. Both Versa and FortiGate VMs on MVE natively support SASE and SD-WAN services.

Your subscription includes a public IP address, internet access, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection for the connection to the internet that terminates the tunnel between the MVE and customer-provided equipment at the branch.

Subscription-based, pay-as-you-go pricing models

Secure the network edge with SASE

The Megaport Advantage

See how Megaport Virtual Edge compares to commodity edge connections.

Industry-Leading SD-WAN Integrations

See how Megaport Virtual Edge compares to commodity edge connections. Seamlessly extend the value of your SD-WAN fabric and bring private networking closer to the edge with API-level integrations between Megaport Virtual Edge and the industry’s top SD-WAN providers.

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