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Cloudflare March Madness 🙂

Cloudflare did grow a LOT this month, as there are two many locations added to create a blog post we will gather them all in this article.

Cloudflare started out in March with:

Istanbul (not Constantinople): Cloudflare’s 124th Data Center

This is Cloudflare’s 124th data center globally (and 62nd country), and it is throwing a curve-ball in their data center by continent tracking. Istanbul is one of the only cities in the world to span two continents: Europe and Asia. Technically, we’ll specify this is our 34th data center in Europe. In the coming weeks, Cloudflare will  continue to attract more traffic to this deployment as more networks interconnect with them locally.

Reykjavík, Cloudflare’s northernmost location

The geology and climate creates unique conditions for running compute power. With an abundance of green electricity and natural cooling, many companies are placing high power machines in Iceland to run power intensive, heat generating operations. Reykjavík is Cloudflare’s 125th location globally.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Cloudflare Data Center #126

Cloudflare’s 126th data center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (only hours after launching in Reykjavík!). This joins Cloudflare’s existing Middle East facilities to provide even stronger coverage and resilience for over 7 million Internet properties across the region.

Cloudflare’s 127th data center is now live in Macau

helping make over 7 million Internet facing applications safer and faster. This is Cloudflare’s 44th data center in Asia.

Cloudflare 將在澳門啟用全球第127個數據中心, 幫助超過 7,000,000 客戶的互聯網資產運行得更快、更安全。

Baghdad, Iraq: Cloudflare’s 128th Data Center

Cloudflare’s newest data center is located in Baghdad, Iraq, in the region often known as the cradle of civilization. This expands Cloudflare’s growing Middle East presence, while serving as their 45th data center in Asia, and 128th data center globally.

Even while accelerating over 7 million Internet properties, this deployment helps Cloudflare’s effort to be closer to every Internet user. Previous, ISPs such as Earthlink were served from the Frankfurt data center. Nearly 40 million people live in Iraq.

Multiple Datacenter’s in the USA #129 to #133

Today, Cloudflare did expand their network in the United States even further by adding five new locations: Houston (Texas), Indianapolis (Indiana), Montgomery (Alabama), Pittsburgh(Pennsylvania) and Sacramento (California) as Cloudflare’s 129th, 130th, 131st, 132nd and 133rd data centers respectively. They represent states that collectively span nearly 100 million people. In North America alone, the Cloudflare network now spans 37 cities, including thirty in the US.

Mexico City, Mexico: Cloudflare Data Center #134

This data center marks our entrance into the Aztec Nation. Prior to this, traffic to Mexico was served from some of Cloudflare’s other datacenters (Primarily Mcallen, TX, Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA).

Tel Aviv, Israel: Cloudflare’s 135th Data Center

The 135th data center is now live in Tel Aviv, Israel! This expands Cloudflare’s global network even further to span 135 cities across 68 countries.

Cloudflare Global Network Spans 137 Cities: Launching Durban and Port Louis Data Centers

Cloudflare’s newest data centers in Durban (South Africa) and Port Louis (Mauritius) expand the Cloudflare network to 137 cities globally. Cloudflare is delighted to reach this special milestone, and even more excited to help improve the performance and security of over 7 million Internet properties (and growing!) across 69 countries.

Cebu City, Philippines: Cloudflare’s 138th Data Center

Cebu City, the second most populous metro area, but oldest city in the Philippines is the home of Cloudflare’s newest Data Center.

Located centrally in the Philippines, Cebu has had a long standing tradition of trade and business activity, the word itself “Cebu” meaning trade. It’s central location brings excellent coverage to central and southern Philippines, while Cloudflare’s existing location in Manila, serving the Manila Metro and northern Philippines.

Edinburgh: 139th Cloudflare city

Cloudflare’s newest data center in Edinburgh expands the current total to 139 cities globally with a Cloudflare deployment. It also brings Cloudflare’s UK total to 3 cities, after London and Manchester.

Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius: Launching three new European Cloudflare data centers

Cloudflare announces the turn up of their newest data centers located in Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia) and Vilnius (Lithuania). They represent the 140th, 141st and 142nd cities across Cloudflare’s growing global network, and their 37th, 38th, 39th cities in Europe. Cloudflare is very excited to help improve the security and performance of over 7 million Internet properties across 72 countries including the Baltic states.

Cloudflare Arrives in the Canadian Prairies! Welcome Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg

Cloudflare just turned up Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg – Cloudflare’s 143rd, 144th, and 145th data centers. This brings their Canadian presence to six cities, joining Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Three more US data centers! Jacksonville, Memphis and Tallahassee

Good things come in threes! Following the launch of three data centers each in the Baltics (Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius) and in the Canadian Prairies (Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg), Cloudflareis thrilled to announce three new data centers in the Southern United States!

Located in Jacksonville (Florida), Memphis (Tennessee), and Tallahassee (Florida), they represent the 146th, 147th and 148th cities across Cloudflare’s growing global network, and our 40th, 41st and 42nd cities just in North America. They join existing Cloudflare facilities in the US, including other Florida / Tennessee deployments such as Miami, Tampa and Nashville.

2,600 meters closer to the stars: Cloudflare Data Center #149 in Bogotá, Colombia

At 2625 meters (8612 feet) above sea level, Bogotá (Colombia) is one of the four highest capital cities in the world. Now, it is also home to Cloudflare’s 149th data center.

This is the 29th city to be added just in March, and joins Cloudflare’s existing Colombia datacenter in Medellín, launched four years ago.

Welcome, Luxembourg City and Chișinău! Cloudflare Global Network Spans 151 Cities

Hot off the presses! Cloudflare just completed provisioning our Luxembourg City and Chișinău data centers, expanding Cloudflare’s Europe network to 41 cities, and their global network to 151 cities across 74 countries. In the coming days, they will ramp up traffic from across millions of websites using Cloudflare, and get routes optimized across all networks. Cloudflare is a participant at the Chișinău Internet Exchange (KIVIX), Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange (LU-CIX), and Moldova Internet Exchange (MD-IX), amongst ~180 other interconnection points.

So wow, that is a long list of data centers being added this March alone ! with last but not least Moldova and Luxembourg.

Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh: Cloudflare’s 122nd Data Center

Cloudflare turned up their newest data center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, making over 7 million Internet properties even faster. This is Cloudflare’s 122nd data center globally, and their 41st data center in Asia. By the end of 2018, Cloudflare expects that 95% of the world’s population will live in a country with a Cloudflare data center, as they grow Cloudflare’s global network to span 200 cities.

Home to over 16 million people, Cambodia has a relatively low base of Internet penetration (~25%) today, but is seeing an increasing number of Internet users coming online.

Speed up your hosting in Cambodia with your Cloudflare and 040Hosting account.

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.

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