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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.

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.

 

Barcelona! Cloudflare’s 101st data center

Located alongside the Mediterranean, Barcelona, is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and the core of the fifth-most populous urban area in the Europe. Cloudflare’s data center in Barcelona is their 3rd in the Iberian Peninsula following the deployments in Madrid and Lisbon, it is Cloudflares 28th in Europe, and 101st globally. This means not only better performance in Catalonia and Spain, but additional redundancy for Cloudflare’s European data centers.

As of this moment, Cloudflare has a point of presence (PoP) in 7 out of Europe’s 10 most populous urban areas, and with number 8 coming soon. Rome, Italy.

Cloudflare has connected to the Catalunya Neutral Internet Exchange (“CATNIX”). This raises the number of exchanges that Cloudflare is a participant in to over 150. As Cloudflare expands their peering, more visitors get served locally. If you wish to connect with Cloudflare at CATNIX (or any of our other locations) you can find their peering details on their PeeringDB profile.

BRU – Brussels, Belgium

Our week starts with the announcement that CloudFlare did put their 81st data center online in Brussels, This is the 23rd data center in Europe alone, and the 81st data center globally for Cloudflare – providing additional redundancy to nearby facilities in Amsterdam and Paris.

Millions of websites using CloudFlare are now faster in Brussels, and CloudFlare now exchanges traffic at the Belgium National Internet Exchange (BNIX).

This week CloudFlare will announce two more cities Moscow, Russia and Manila, Philippines ; more information follows when those facilities are officially announced.

 

Cloudflare; China Datacenters

Cloudflare took a large step towards China, however due to regulation reasons currently only Enterprise customers of Cloudflare will be able to activate this region, this will be changed in the coming time according to Cloudflare, however you will still need an Internet Content Provider (ICP) license number to be allowed to serve your content in this region.

If your company is relying heavily on China and you must have a local presence there, you may want to check out the cloudflare page about this subject at the Cloudflare website

Cloudflare starts out in the following 17 Datacenter Locations: Qingdao, Fuzhou, Hengyang, Dongguan, Shenyang, Luoyang, Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Langfang, Xian, Nanning, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, and Foshan.

In the months ahead, they will continue to expand their footprint in the country, and expect that by the end of 2016 there will be more locations in mainland China than exist across all the rest of CloudFlare’s network today.

 

 

Berlin, Germany: CloudFlare’s 44th data center

Cloudflare did add another data center this time in Berlin it is their 3rd in Germany following Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, 14th in Europe, and 44th globally. Berlin is of considerable importance not just because it is the capital of Europe’s most populous country, but also because it is the 2nd largest city in the European Union by population (within city limits) trailing only London. As of this moment, CloudFlare has a point of presence (PoP) in 7 out of Europe’s 10 most populous cities, and we’re headed for a perfect 10-for-10.