Connect to Alibaba Cloud

Maximise the potential of your Alibaba Cloud instance with Console Connect. Get real-time access to low-latency and secure direct connectivity from our leading MPLS network, which spans more than 150 countries around the globe.

Fully automated, software defined connectivity to the Alibaba Cloud Platform

Alibaba Cloud offers a range of storage and compute services primarily focused on the Asia region, although it’s footprint is growing worldwide. Whether your organisation has adopted a hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the Console Connect platform can provide real time access to Alibaba Cloud from enterprise locations around the world, as well as interconnect your Alibaba Cloud instance with your existing data centres and other clouds.

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Choose Console Connect for…

Reduced Complexity

Self-service portal with an intuitive UI. Manage your Alibaba Express Connect access 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Greater Flexibility

No more long lead times and restrictive contracts. Connect from 1 day to 3 years and only pay for what you need. Dial your cloud connection bandwidth up and down as required to match your Alibaba Cloud workload

Improved Performance

Private connectivity to Alibaba Express Connect that bypasses the public internet, providing a better user experience and improves efficiency and performance. Port capacities up to 10G are also available in select data centers.


Truly automated, multi-cloud business connectivity platform that combines software and network architectures. Fast and secure direct connectivity to your Alibaba Cloud as and when you need it.

API Enabled Network

Enables integration with your own or your partner’s existing ecosystems and infrastructures.

Global Reach

Leverage our leading MPLS network and interconnect seamlessly with a global ecosystem of cloud, SaaS and business partners.

Visibility & Monitoring

Easily monitor your Alibaba Express Connect connection performance. View bandwidth allocation and utilisation.

Uptime of 99.999

Ensure your business critical applications stay running regardless of public internet performance.

Alibaba Cloud Locations

Console Connect auto provision 2 connections , A-end and B-end for each Alibaba region below.

CityData CentreAlibaba regionAlibaba region ID
Hong KongEquinix HK2China (Hong Kong)cn-hongkong
Hong KongMEGA-iChina (Hong Kong)cn-hongkong
Kuala LumpurAIMSMalaysia (Kuala Lumpur)ap-southeast-3
TokyoEquinix TY4Japan (Tokyo)ap-northeast-1
TokyoEquinix TY10Japan (Tokyo)ap-northeast-1
SingaporeGlobal SwitchSingapore (Singapore)ap-southeast-1
SingaporeEquinix SG3Singapore (Singapore)ap-southeast-1
SydneyEquinix SY1Australia (Sydney)ap-southeast-2
SydneyGlobal SwitchAustralia (Sydney)ap-southeast-2
DubaiEquinix DX1 ; coming soonUAE (Dubai)ME-EAST-1
AshburnEquinix DC11US (Virginia)us-east-1
AshburnCoresite VA1US (Virginia)us-east-1
San JoseEquinix SV5US (Silicon Valley)us-west-1
FrankfurtComing SoonGermany (Frankfurt)eu-central-1
LondonEquinix LD6UK (London)eu-west-1
LondonDRT WokingUK (London)eu-west-1

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