CDN company Cloudflare, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has announced a strategic partnership with JD Cloud & AI to provide a faster and more secure Internet for global companies doing business in China, and for Chinese businesses reaching consumers globally. JD Cloud & AI is a technology provider part of JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers.
This collaboration will join Cloudflare’s integrated global cloud platform with JD Cloud & AI’s extensive China network, infrastructure, and services – offering a “seamless experience” for businesses looking to reach global audiences.
JD Cloud & AI is one of JD.com’s core business units, focused on technology services that build on its delivery and retail network. It delivers public, private and hybrid cloud services through more than 300 product offerings.
“I’m thrilled to establish this strategic collaboration with Cloudflare,” said Dr. Bowen Zhou, President of JD Cloud & AI. “Cloudflare’s mission of ‘helping to build a better Internet,’ closely aligns with JD Cloud & AI’s commitment to provide the best service possible to global partners. Leveraging JD.com’s rich experience across vast business scenarios, as well as its logistics and technological capabilities, we believe that this collaboration will provide valuable services that will transform how business is done for users inside and outside of China.”
DDoS Mitigation, DNS Services
Bringing together Cloudflare’s “intelligent” global platform with JD Cloud & AI’s “robust” infrastructure and services inside China would enable enterprises to “seamlessly and securely” deploy cloud-based firewall, distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, content delivery, and DNS services worldwide – at the edge and without any need for hardware or on-premise boxes.
Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans 200 cities in more than 90 countries and regions, including 17 cities in mainland China – a market Cloudflare first entered in 2015. Over the next three years, this strategic collaboration will expand Cloudflare’s global availability across 150 additional data centers in mainland China, growing the company’s data centers in the region by 700 percent.
“Companies across the globe have had to re-think how they run their businesses and reach customers especially with the global pandemic that has impacted every market. Together, Cloudflare and JD Cloud & AI are partnering to give businesses even more opportunity to be secure, fast, and reliable with one integrated global network,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We’re minimizing the technical and logistical hurdles companies face when looking to do business in and out of China. I’m proud to partner with JD Cloud & AI to continue to offer tools to help businesses win in the Chinese market and the rest of the world.”