Content delivery network (CDN) provider Cloudflare has expanded its network to cover more than 250 cities in over 100 countries, more than tripling its overall network capacity to 100Tbps and increasing the number of cities in its network by 25 percent in the last two years. Cloudflare’s network expansion and optimization of its CDN would allow it to provide consumers and companies throughout the world with a faster and more reliable Internet experience.
According to Cloudflare, it’s important to deploy as many data center Points of Presence (PoPs) as possible when attempting to construct the quickest network possible.
“We want to optimize the scale and intelligence of our network so that Cloudflare is not only the most global network on earth, but also the most local one,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We will continue to invest in bringing our network closer to as many people as possible because we believe in providing security, privacy, and reliability for all. On top of expanding our network, we’ll soon share more on how we are creating the fastest modern network.”
Cloudflare now has a presence in three new data center locations across Europe: Cork, Ireland; Palermo, Italy; and Ekaterinburg, Russia. In total, Cloudflare has data centers located in 47 cities across 30 countries across Europe.
Cloudflare’s content delivery network in North America now totals data centers in 49 cities, including 7 in Canada and a new location in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Next to that, the CDN provider has data center PoPs located in 84 cities across Asia, including 37 locations in Mainland China and new additions in: Adelaide, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Chittagong, Bangladesh; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Jashore, Bangladesh; Thimphu, Bhutan; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; Kolkata, India; Bengaluru, India; Nagpur, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Vientiane, Laos; Johor Bahru, Malaysia; Male, Maldives; Yangon, Myanmar; Cagayan, Philippines; Surat, Thani, Thailand.
CDN Presence in South America, Middle East, Africa
Across South America and the Caribbean, Cloudflare spans 35 cities. Most notably, the CDN provider’s network recently expanded to more than 25 cities in Brazil through a partnership with a prominent ISP in the country – one of the largest simultaneous single-country expansions to date.
Across the Middle East, Cloudflare’s network spans 17 cities with recent additions in: Tbilisi, Georgia and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Now Cloudflare spans 18 cities across Africa – including recent expansion into: Algiers, DZ; Nairobi, Kenya; Monrovia, Liberia; Antananarivo, Madagascar; and Tunis, Tunisia.