Cloudflare announces global data centre expansion, begins in Armenia
Tue 21 Mar 2017
Multinational content delivery network (CDN) provider Cloudflare has announced that it plans to launch a series of new data centres across five continents, beginning with a facility in Yerevan, Armenia.
The new centre will be Cloudflare’s 37th data centre in Asia, and its 103rd globally. The company hopes that the new deployment will allow for greater speed, agility and security for approximately 6 million internet platforms, serving traffic to Armenia and neighbouring countries.
Yerevan, the capital and largest city in Armenia, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited metropolises in the world – with a rich history dating back to 782 BC. According to a Cloudflare blog post announcing the new data centre, while the city is steeped in history, Yerevan is becoming a booming regional hub for digital businesses looking to drive innovation.
Cloudflare has recently embarked on extensive expansion projects, building on its data centre portfolio worldwide. In December, it opened a new facility in Panama City. On the announcement, the company referred to Panama as one of the fastest growing economies in the region, with twice as many mobile devices as people.
Last November, Cloudflare also opened a data centre site in Barcelona – its third facility on the Iberian Peninsula, after Madrid and Lisbon. The company noted that the deployment is not only providing better performance in Catalonia and the rest of Spain, but additional redundancy for European data centres.
Previous to these, Cloudflare announced a spree of new data centre locations in 14 cities over five continents.
The company’s website explains: ‘The larger the network, the better performance and security we can deliver to our customers…Every new Cloudflare data centre improves the performance, security and reliability of millions of websites, as we expand our surface area to fight growing attacks and serve web requests even closer to the internet user.’