Connecting to Megaport: Eight Common Scenarios

A Megaport is an 802.1Q enabled optical interface that connects to the Megaport SDN that comes in 1, 10, and 100Gbps options. The Megaports are capable of being grouped into a LAG (Link Aggregation Group) using the industry standard protocol LACP. Below are eight common scenarios delivering different levels of protection at the physical layer connecting to Megaport SDN.

 

Scenario 1
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at a single Megaport PoP with a single cross connect connecting to a single Megaport.
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP N/A
Switch Chassis N/A
SFP Transceiver N/A
Cross Connect N/A
Scenario 2
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at a single Megaport PoP with dual cross connects connecting to two Megaports in a LAG.
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP N/A
Switch Chassis N/A
SFP Transceiver 1
Cross Connect 1
Scenario 3
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at a single Megaport PoP with dual cross connects connecting to two Megaports NOT in a LAG on different chassis.
Note: You will need to discuss this option with your Sales Directors or Solutions Architect on the specific PoP location
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP N/A
Switch Chassis 1
SFP Transceiver 1
Cross Connect 1
Scenario 4
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at a single Megaport PoP with one cross connects connecting to one Megaport and one DC Interconnect (Campus) Cross Connect connecting to one Megaport at a different nearby Megaport PoP.
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP N/A
Switch Chassis 1
SFP Transceiver 1
Cross Connect 1
Scenario 5
Customer edge device (switch/router/firewall) at each of two Megaport PoPs with a single cross connect connecting to a single Megaport and with a separate connection between the two sites.
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP 1
Switch Chassis 1
SFP Transceiver 1
Cross Connect 1
Scenario 6
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at a single Megaport PoP with dual cross connects connecting to two Megaports in a LAG and another dual DC Interconnect (Campus) cross connects to two Megaports in a LAG at a different Megaport PoP
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP N/A
Switch Chassis 1
SFP Transceiver 3
Cross Connect 3
Scenario 7
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at each of two Megaport PoPs with dual cross connects connecting to two Megaports in a LAG, and with a separate connection between the two sites.
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP 1
Switch Chassis 1
SFP Transceiver 3
Cross Connect 3
Scenario 8
Customer edge device stack (switch/router/firewall) at each of two Megaport PoPs with dual cross connects connecting to two Megaports NOT in a LAG on separate chassis, and with an optional separate connection between the two sites.
Note: You will need to discuss this option with your Sales Directors or Solutions Architect on the specific PoP location
Protection at the Physical Layer
Megaport PoP 1
Switch Chassis Up to 3 (With separate connection between two sites)
SFP Transceiver 3
Cross Connect 3

 

Additional useful links:

Creating a Port
Nine Common Scenarios for Multicloud Design

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