Getting Started with Cloud Connect

To create a Cloud Connect connection, you and Twilio will have to configure our respective network components.

Cross-connect

Your components

  • IP Addresses. Your border devices (e.g. IP-PBX, SIP-PRI IAD, Session Border Controller, NAT gateway, etc.) will need to be assigned IPv4 addresses. The addresses have to be public IPs - as opposed to RFC 1918 address ranges - to avoid conflicts with other networks that Twilio platform is peered with. In other words, your IP addresses have to be outside of the following ranges:

            10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255

            172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255

            192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255

  • Firewall. You will need to add Twilio's IP ranges to the access control list on your firewall (e.g. AWS Network ACL) to allow your and Twilio's platform elements to talk to each other.

Twilio components

  • IP Ranges. All services accessed over Cloud Connect will come from known Twilio IP ranges. We encourage you to whitelist all of our IP ranges and ports on your firewall.

         - SIP routes and ports

         - Client routes and ports

  • Cloud Connect Connection. Twilio will provision bandwidth for your connections at Twilio Interconnect locations selected by you. See connection bandwidth and location options listed below.

      Bandwidth

         - 10-Mbps connection

         - 100-Mbps connection

         - 500-Mbps connection (available in London & Singapore)

         - 1-Gbps connection

      Location

         - AWS US East (Virginia) via Interconnect Exchange in Ashburn, Virginia

         - AWS US West (Oregon) via Interconnect Exchange in San Jose, California

         - AWS EU (Ireland) via Interconnect Exchange in London, United Kingdom

         - AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) via Interconnect Exchange in Singapore

What you will need to create a Cloud Connect connection

What Why How
Connection bandwidth and location requirements so that Twilio can provision adequate bandwidth for your needs to estimate bandwidth, convert your maximum number of concurrent calls to required throughput in Mbps. Many of our customers found the following ratio helpful: 1 Mbps of bandwidth is roughly equal to 10 concurrent G.711 codec calls.
Your IP addresses so that Twilio can allow traffic from your network share IP addresses for your border devices with your Twilio onboarding contact
Twilio’s IP ranges to allow traffic from Twilio to your network ask your network administrator to permit traffic from Twilio's addresses/ports
Twilio account SID so that Twilio can allow traffic to/from this account to go over the Cloud Connect connection; also, monthly Cloud Connect charges will be applied to this account look your Accound SID up in Console Dashboard

Configuring your Cloud Connect connection

Step 1: Let your Twilio onboarding contact know your:

  • desired connection location,
  • required bandwidth,
  • your IP addresses,
  • Twilio account SID.

Step 2: Twilio configures your Cloud Connect connection

Your onboarding contact will let you know when provisioning is complete.

Step 3: Allow traffic from Twilio to your network

         - SIP routes and ports

         - Client routes and ports

Next step

Configure your Trunk using Twilio Interconnect

or

Configure your Client soft device using Twilio Interconnect region

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