Site-to-Site VPN


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses industry standard IPSec protocol to provide private, secure connectivity from your corporate networks and sites to OCI via your existing internet connection. Quickly and simply set up a secure VPN to transfer data and access OCI services from your network.

Use cases for OCI Site-to-Site VPN

OCI Site-to-Site VPN use case diagram, description below

This image shows four common use cases for site-to-site virtual private networks:

  1. Connecting on-premises to OCI
  2. Providing backup for a FastConnect connection
  3. Connecting OCI to other cloud providers
  4. Creating temporary connections to OCI

Connecting on-premises to OCI
In the first use case, a site-to-site virtual private network connects an OCI region with an on-premises location. The site-to-site virtual private network connects to a dynamic routing gateway in the OCI region. The dynamic routing gateway is attached to a single virtual cloud network. The site-to-site virtual private network enables a private connection between OCI and an on-premises location over the internet.

Providing backup for a FastConnect connection
In the second use case, a site-to-site virtual private network connects an OCI region with an on-premises location. The site-to-site virtual private network connects to a dynamic routing gateway in the OCI region. The dynamic routing gateway is attached to a single virtual cloud network.

A FastConnect connection also connects to the same OCI region and on-premises location. The FastConnect connection also connects to the dynamic routing gateway in the on-premises location.

Because the FastConnect connection will have better performance, it is the preferred connection between OCI and the on-premises location. The site-to-site virtual private network is active but unused. In the event that the FastConnect connection fails, network traffic will seamlessly be switched to the site-to-site virtual private network.

The site-to-site virtual private network enables a private connection between OCI and an on-premises location over the internet.

Connecting OCI to other cloud providers
In the third use case, a site-to-site virtual private network connects an OCI region with another cloud provider. The site-to-site virtual private network connects to a dynamic routing gateway in the OCI region. The dynamic routing gateway is attached to a single virtual cloud network. The site-to-site virtual private network enables a private connection between OCI and another cloud provider over the internet.

Creating temporary connections to OCI
In the fourth use case, a site-to-site virtual private network connects an OCI region with an on-premises location. The site-to-site virtual private network connects to a dynamic routing gateway in the OCI region. The dynamic routing gateway is attached to a single virtual cloud network.

A second site-to-site virtual private network also connects the same OCI region to another cloud provider.

Site-to-site virtual private networks can be created within minutes, making them useful, effective, and private solutions for temporary and short-term needs.

Benefits of OCI Site-to-Site VPN


1. Secure, private connectivity to OCI in minutes

IPSec VPNs can be established over the internet within minutes, providing a secure connection to almost any environment.

2. Support for static or dynamic (BGP) routing

OCI Site-to-Site VPN accepts both defined routing rules and dynamically updated routing rules that can adapt to your environment.

3. No additional fees for OCI Site-to-Site VPN

OCI Site-to-Site VPN is available for no additional charge. There is no per-hour connection fee or per-byte data processing fee, which other cloud providers typically charge for similar services.

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