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Cloudflare welcome’s The Middle East

Cloudflare keeps expanding its global presence and adds Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kuwait City, Kuwait; and Muscat, Oman to the list of local POP’s to serve your data faster from the Middle East. As a Cloudflare partner your Cloudflare enabled sites will immediately get the benefits of these locations for any traffic coming from the middle east.

So if you or your company has a lot of traffic from the middle east then enabling Cloudflare on your account would speed up the loading of your site even if your main servers are in another geographical area.

Want to read more about the addition of these Datacenters; please read the article about the Middle East expansion of cloudflare.

Cloudflare DC opened in Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks to CloudFlare’s new data centre in Auckland, site owners in New Zealand are seeing a significant reduction in latency. If you haven’t previously tried CloudFlare, now’s the time! It takes less than five minutes to activate, and can be done through your cPanel. CloudFlare doesn’t just help with site speed, it also offers denial of service mitigation (DDoS) and protection from nuisances such as cross site scripting, SQL injection, and comment spam.

All our 040hosting managed services can make use of our CloudFlare as 040Hosting is a Cloudflare Optimized Partner.

Johannesburg: CloudFlare’s 30th data center

Fire up the celebration braai, Jozi! CloudFlare is here, and it’s a big one. An important milestone (Cloudflare’s 30th data center) calls for an equally important new location: Johannesburg, South Africa, Cloudflare’s first data center in Africa.

For the local audience: Steek aan ‘n braai ter viering, Jozi! CloudFlare is hier en dis ‘n groot een. ‘n Belangrike mylpaal (30ste datasentrum), vra vir ewe belangrike en nuwe ligging: Johannesburg, Suid-Afrika, die eerste datasentrum in Afrika.

Now serving Southern Africa

Prior to now nearly all CloudFlare traffic delivered to Africa was served from Cloudflare’s London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong data centers with round trip latency of 200-350ms. Bandwidth in the region is notoriously expensive (it would make even the Australians blush) making it prohibitive to enter into the continent. That is, before now. Just a few months ago we were fortunate to enter into discussions with a number of partners in the region that share CloudFlare’s vision to help build a better Internet.

 

Our Johannesburg data center will not only make sites on CloudFlare more performant for Internet users in South Africa, but also for Internet users across all of Southern Africa (and beyond). From Botswana to Kenya, users across the region will see a significant performance improvement when visiting any site or mobile app using CloudFlare

Lima, Peru: CloudFlare’s 29th data center

Just when you thought Cloudflare reached the end, CloudFlare’s Latin America data center expansion continues. Hot on the heels of their recent expansion into Santiago, São Paulo, and Medellin, this holiday season commences in Lima with the 29th cloudflare data center globally, and the fourth in Latin America.

Latin America is the fastest growing source of traffic to CloudFlare’s network, with nearly 10x growth in just the last twelve months. The new data center in Lima reduces the latency to access any site using CloudFlare, increases web performance for users in the region from Iquitos to Tacna, and adds another point of redundancy. It also increases the capacity and surface area of the CloudFlare network to absorb massive cyber attacks. This is of particular benefit to CloudFlare customers the Presidency of Peru and the ONPE, Peru’s National Election Office. In the lead up to the Peruvian elections this month, CloudFlare partnered with the Government of Peru to ensure that local elections go off without a hitch — no easy feat when voter turnout is expected to reach nearly 90%.

Cloudflare network keeps expanding

CloudFlare’s network continues to expand! We’re excited to announce the expantion of the cloudflare network with  6 new data centers before the end of 2014. The new data centers will be located in Johannesburg, Melbourne, Auckland, Lima, Buenos Aires and Dusseldorf. As a result, the CloudFlare network will grow to 34 data centers worldwide.

Cloudflare also just launched a new status monitoring page at cloudflarestatus.com. This is now your first port of call for any status updates (taking over from the previous Twitter handle of @cloudflaresys). The page shows status by each of cloudflare’s current 28 locations as well as historical view of activity and will of course be updated with the additional data centers when they are operational.

 

Looking to get the most out of using CloudFlare?


cf-certified-partner-badge-150px-lightbackgroundsCloudflare is hosting a free live training for their customers tomorrow. The Cloudflare technical support team will share tips on how to get the most out of using CloudFlare and answer your technical questions.

Topics:

1. Creating and using Page Rules
2. Setting up the Web Application Firewall (WAF)
3. Fine-tuning your server
4. Getting the most out of web content optimization features


When: Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 – 10:00am PST

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/omjfths2qxki&eom

Cloudflare added a new location: Colombia

With the World Cup at an end, so too is our latest round of data center expansion. Following deployments in MadridMilan and São Paulo, we are thrilled to announce our 28th data center in Medellin, Colombia. Most of Colombia’s 22 million Internet users are now mere milliseconds away from a CloudFlare data center.

Read the full article here: http://blog.cloudflare.com/listo-medellin-colombia-cloudflares-28th-data-center

Cloudflare’s Australian Peering is expanding

In the coming weeks, connectivity to CloudFlare in Australia is going to a new level. As part of CloudFlare’s ongoing upgrades program, we established connections to three new Internet exchanges: the Megaport Internet exchanges in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. These connections doubled the number of Australian Internet exchanges we reach and marked the first exchanges outside of Sydney that Cloudflare participates in.

Want to know more about peering and the new setup of Cloudflare read their article on their blog.

Cloudflare opens new datacenter in Brazil

Today CloudFlare opens its 27th datacenter, this time in the south Americas ; in Brazil.

This additional datacenter will increase the performance of the 2 million+ sites using CloudFlare for Brasil’s 100 million Internet users. This launch also means that the millions of web sites and mobile apps hosted in Brazil can now use CloudFlare to increase the performance and security of their online presence both in Brazil and around the world.

Read the full article here: http://blog.cloudflare.com/parabens-brasil-cloudflares-27th-data-center-now-live

040Hosting is a Optimzed CloudFlare Partner.

Cloudflare datacenter opened in Milano, Italy

Cloudflare opened after Madrid, Spain a new location in Milano, Italy

This is great news for our South European and especially our customers hosting in Italy,  their Cloudflare websites will even load faster as ever before !

The complete article on the launch can be found at the Cloudflare blog here: http://blog.cloudflare.com/buongiorno-milano-cloudflares-26th-data-center-now-live