New SSD Server location Rotterdam in the Netherlands

Today we announce just before the new year that we have added an additional SSD location in the Netherlands, namely: Rotterdam.

While we already had servers in Rotterdam these where conventional SATA disks, now we have also added a SSD server at this location.

This brings the locations we have SSD servers available for our clients to 8 locations worldwide : Haarlem (NL), Rotterdam (NL), Strasbourg (FR), Dusseldorf (DE) , St.Louis (US) , Los Angeles (US) , Singapore (SG) , Sydney (AU).

McAllen, Texas: Cloudflare opens 119th Data Center

Cloudlfare, new locations are added to improve their already great network; and this time was choosen for McAllen, Texas for the 119th Data Center Cloudflare operates from.

Five key facts to know about McAllen, Texas

  • McAllen, Texas is on the southern tip of the Rio Grande Valley
  • The city is named after John McAllen, who provided land in 1904 to bring the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway railway into the area
  • McAllen, Texas is named the City of Palms
  • The border between Mexico and the USA is less than nine miles away from the data center
  • McAllen, Texas is where Cloudflare has placed its 119th data center

Cloudflare has plenty of datacenter presence in South America, however Panama is the only datacenter theyhave operating within Central America. That means that Cloudflare still have to work on Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. But there’s one more place Cloudflare need to deploy into in order to move the Mexican story forward and that’s Mexico City and from what we did hear this will be soon.

Read more about the McAllen, Texas Cloudflare adventure here.

Black Friday 2017 20% OFF

We currently have a promotion running for black friday 2017 on our Shared SSD Hosting servers of 20% off for the first term (either quarterly or annually)
this applies for new orders only and coupon is valid till 21/11/2017

Coupon: BLACKFRIDAY2017SSD

 

Portland (Oregon): Cloudflare’s 117th Data Center!

The deployment of the Portland Data Center is Cloudflare’s 27th data center in North America alone, and their 117th globally. It also provides additional redundancy to Cloudflare’s Seattle and San Jose data centers, while increasing our capacity to run services and fight growing attacks.

According to Cloudflare this is part of a much broader expansion, as Cloudflare is actively working on at least a dozen additional data centers within North America alone, and over 50 new cities around the world. So keep watching our blog for new updates when they happen.

Cloudflare: Colombo, Sri Lanka

We are excited that Cloudflare will add four new data centers this week to their growing network, beginning with Colombo, Sri Lanka. This deployment is our 112th data center globally and their 38th in Asia.

Six million Internet properties using Cloudflare are now even faster across the island country of Sri Lanka. Previously, local visitors to Cloudflare customers were served out of our Singapore or Dubai data centers.

Cloudflare will add 3 other data centers this week which will provide additional redundancy to existing facilities in North America and Africa.

Why Grey – 4th of May

The Netherlands is the only country in Europe that commemorates the victims of the Second World War and celebrates its liberation on two separate but consecutive days. We remember the dutch victims of wartime violence on 4 May, and on 5 May we celebrate our freedom.

The fact that the Netherlands observes Remembrance Day and celebrates Liberation Day, the day on which the German army capitulated, on two separate days is primarily the result of the strong influence that former members of the resistance had in Dutch society directly after the Second World War. The Dutch resistance had already gained considerable authority during the war. After the country had been liberated, the former resistance was relatively well organised and prominently represented in government circles. The most important reason why the national commemoration of Remembrance Day takes place on 4 May and not on 5 May is that directly after the Second World War, both the survivors and the bereaved in the former resistance circles found it inappropriate to mourn the victims of war and to celebrate the liberation on the same day. In their view, the emotions that went along with both sets of memories were incompatible. As the Netherlands had not played an active role in the First World War, the country did not already have a tradition of commemoration in the mid 1940s. Whereas most other European countries had commemoration traditions of a military character stemming from the First World War, the Netherlands was free to commemorate and celebrate in its own distinct manner. Want to know more; please read here.

On the 4th of May at 20:00 CET everyone remembering our fallen during wartime will obey a 2 minute of silence; as we can’t just disable our servers we decided to make our website black and white from 16:30 till 20:30 CET. So no, nothing is wrong with your monitor or your browser; we are just remembering our fallen in our own unique digital way.

So if your ticket at 20:00CET is delayed for a few minutes, you now know why.

Budapest (Hungary): Cloudflare Data Center

Just after the recent data center additions in Yerevan, Quito, Rome, Kansas City, Belgrade, Curacao, Djibouti and Munich,  Cloudflare announces their newest deployment in Budapest, making six million websites even faster and safer across Hungary.

Until today, Hungarian visitors to these Internet properties were principally served out of our Frankfurt data center 1,000 km away, or from Vienna. We are happy to further reduce their latency to over 8 million Internet users.

Munich: Cloudflare’s fifth data center in Germany

Cloudflare turned up their latest data center in Munich: Cloudflare’s 110th data center globally, and the fifth in Germany, joining Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg. Just over a mile away from the historic Hofbräuhaus, Cloudflare’s newest deployment helps make six million websites faster across Bavaria, while providing additional redundancy and capacity to withstand attacks.

 

Cloudflare: Curaçao and Djibouti

Cloudflare has just turned up two new datacenters  in Curaçao and Djibouti (numbers 108 and 109), They are located continents-apart, yet share something very-much in common as both of these new data centers are deployed and associated with where undersea cables reach land. Undersea cables have been and still are a growing part of the interconnected world that the Internet represents.

Read more at Cloudflare

Xeon E5-2620v4 8core have arrived

We welcome the Xeon E5-2620v4 8core

In the coming weeks we will start offering new Enterprise servers with Xeon E5-2620v4 8core processors.  The first enterprise server is available as from today here: https://www.040hosting.eu/enterprise-managed-servers/

Keep a close eye on our offerings the coming weeks and month for more new server configurations.