There are two options for ‘last mile’ access from your offices in China to a CDS data center: Local VPN or a Dedicated Local Loop.
Local VPN (Allowed by China’s New Cybersecurity Law)
Advantages to Local VPN:
- Bandwidth can be expanded or reduced as needed
- Remote users with laptops and mobile phones experience the same reliable connectivity to the Internet
Disadvantages to Local VPN:
Connectivity between the client’s office and the CDS data center is subject to the quality of client’s public Internet*.
*When using a Tier I provider such as China Telecom or China Unicom as the public Internet ISP, the quality of the connection is normally very reliable and VPN is a suitable choice
Dedicated Local Loop
Laying a fiber network between the customer’s office and the closest CDS data center allows for full advantage of NetEx’s speed and reliability. This is recommended when using a Tier II ISP and if the Internet connection is known to be unreliable or slow
Advantages of a Dedicated Local Loop:
Connectivity and access speed are more reliable and not dependent on public Internet Remote users with laptops and mobile phones connect via VPN to experience the same reliable connectivity to the Internet
Disadvantages of a Dedicated Local Loop:
The additional expense required by the laying of fiber cable ‘the last mile’