CloudFlare, a provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Distributed Domain Name Server (DNS) services, recently announced a partnership with data center provider EdgeConnex in which the former company will host its cloud-based edge services platform and CDN within EdgeConnex Edge Data Centers.
CloudFlare’s CDN is one of the fastest-growing in the world and is responsible for processing about five percent of global Internet requests; the company’s innovative Web performance and security platform is able to process millions of requests per second and currently serves about two million customers.
CloudFlare was attracted to EdgeConneX because of its geographically optimized data center infrastructure, with facilities strategically positioned near network provider aggregation points to ensure low latency data delivery, optimal security and the best quality of service. The distributed Edge Data Center footprint isolates networks from DDoS attacks and other major security threats, allowing sites to remain available to consumers while maintaining some of the industry’s fastest network speeds.
“CloudFlare is focused on delivering the best security and performance to its customers, and we chose EdgeConneX because it compliments our focus in those areas,” said Joshua Motta, Director of Special Projects at CloudFlare. “Our partnership with EdgeConneX helps us to better serve our existing customers while scaling our footprint, which is all part of our goal to build a better Internet.”
This partnership will give CloudFlare the tools it needs to expand on a global scale and further extend the reach of its CDN. Meanwhile, EdgeConneX is a rapidly growing data center provider and by working with CloudFlare will soon be one of the largest and most successful, with a broad global footprint. The superior performance and security offered to users of CloudFlare will help drive the proliferation of overwhelmingly positive Internet experiences.
“As a company whose clients include leading financial institutions and federal government agencies, CloudFlare's decision to provide its platform in our Edge Data Centers continues to validate our ability to protect customers from downtime caused by DDoS attacks,” commented Clint Heiden (News - Alert), CCO of EdgeConneX. “CloudFlare's focus on state-of-the-art technology aligns perfectly with our desire to build the Internet's Edge where it's needed today — nearest the end-user where security is inherently greater.”
Edited by Rory J. Thompson