V-IEPL is recommended for:

Small and medium enterprises with offices in China who need a secure, reliable, yet cost-effective connection between China and one or more locations anywhere in the world. V-IEPL is more reliable than VPN and more budget-friendly than an international private line.

Starting from $500 per month, V-IEPL provides a reliable and secure connection from your office in China to anywhere in the world via our Global Private Network (GPN).

What V-IEPL Does:

V-IEPL dynamically connects your office locations to satellite offices in China as a single, private network utilizing CDS’ GPN and IEPL technologies.

IEPL (International Ethernet Private Line) is offered by large telecom carriers to establish point-to-point international connectivity. Operating on the physical layer, it is a reliable and efficient way to offer connectivity between offices. Most importantly, it is not affected by China’s crackdown on VPNs. (Read more about China’s 2016  Cyber Law.)

Traditionally, IEPL was regarded as a ‘luxury’ IT solution reserved for large office campuses because of the high monthly cost and the last mile connectivity from the datacenter to offices. Until CDS developed V-IEPL, IEPL was not economical for smaller businesses or offices with a small IT budget.

Leveraging CDS’ Global Interconnected Cloud platform (GIC), CDS can offer our Virtual IEPL (V-IEPL) solution as an end-to-end, fast-to-deploy solution providing multi-location, high-quality international connectivity at a mere fraction of the cost of traditional IEPL.

V-IEPL is a hybrid network combining the flexibility of VPN and the reliability of IEPL. Traffic travels from the office to a GIC datacenter by local VPN. Traffic entering CDS’ GIC datacenters then bypasses the public Internet and is transmitted via CDS’ Global Private Network (GPN) establishing a reliable and cost-effective international LAN.


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Basic V-IEPL Configuration

V-IEPL connects offices to China VPN alternative

Benefits of V-IEPL:

  • Fast, easy deployment
  • Flexible and easily expands as business needs grow
  • Lower capital and operational expenses
  • Highly reliable
  • Data encryption applicable


CDS currently offers V-IEPL services in over 16 data centers around the world including Beijing, Wuxi, GuangZhao, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai, Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles.

GPN Latency

Hong Kong35-4060-6565-705-1035-4060-6525-30220-225235-240145-150195-200235-240130-135
Los Angeles175-180150-155150-155155-160185-190120-125155-160145-150150-155155-16040-4570-75275-280
New York235-240210-215210-215210-215245-250180-185210-215235-24080-8570-7570-7535-40220-225

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Q. Will our users in China be able to connect automatically to the Internet without logging in, i.e. through our LAN ports / wireless router devices?

The ‘last mile’ connection from your office to CDS’ Global BGP server is through a VPN connection via IPSec protocol. Follow the instructions for your hardware for configuring a ‘VPN Client’. Once configured, your employees will not need to log-in or dial up.

Q. Is this service for 1 user or 1 connection? We need to share with users.

It is for 10Mbps dedicated bandwidth to be shared between multi locations and users. CDS will provide one public IP address per virtual router, one PreShared Key (PSK), and a user name and password for each user. Or, you may provide user names and passwords to us.

Q. Do we need to purchase the device for connecting CDS Global Cloud? if yes, what is the cost?

Please check the model and feature of your network device. If it supports VPN, you will not need another device. We can provide a device if needed, or you can purchase your own.  The cost would be determined by the device required.

Q. Do we still have to use the public Internet to connect CDS Cloud?

Yes, but only for the ‘last mile’ connection between your offices and CDS’ Virtual Router.

Q. Roaming Users - can users work remotely? Is there any solution to provide them access to the office network?

Yes. Since the last mile is a VPN connection, users can connect to the virtual router via phones and laptop roaming. For simplicity, we can provide an iOS profile your users can install on their devices.

Q. What protocol does CDS’ VPN support?

IPsec(IKEv1, IKEv2

Q. Do you provide static IP?

Yes, we do.

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