Cloud Services Provider Cloudflare Announces Launch Data Centers in Pakistan
January 14, 2019
Cloud services provider Cloudflare Inc. (Cloudflare) has announced the launch of new data centers in Pakistan. Cloudflare, which has headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, was established in 2009. The company “runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month”. It offers a range of web performance, web security, and network services that protect Internet applications from attacks “without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code”.
Cloudflare is a prominent Content Delivery Network (CDN) and domain security provider. A CDN is a network of distributed servers which delivers content (web pages, etc.) based on the geographical location of a user. This means that content is delivered with significantly improved latency. The CDN Cloudflare is part of has data centers in 165 cities across the world.
Cloudflare’s new centers are located in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, and join the company’s presence in the United States (Austin, Texas, Champaign, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC), London, United Kingdom, Singapore, Bahrain, Russia, and Vietnam. The new data centers in Pakistan promise users “blazing Internet speed”.