Managed hosting specialist Liquid Web
has joined the ‘Cloudflare Bandwidth Alliance’. Liquid Web has headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, United States, where its operates two data centers. The company caters to more than 30,000 customers by providing web hosting and cloud hosting services that include WordPress and WooCommerce options. It was in the news earlier this year for upgrading its managed dedicated server solutions with improved server CPUs. By partnering with Cloudflare, Liquid Web is able to offer its customers free ‘egress traffic’, which according to techopedia is “data or traffic bound for an external entity and passing through the edgerouter of the host network to reach its destination node”.
Cloudflare Inc. (Cloudflare) operates out of San Francisco, California, United States. Founded in 2009, the company operates a network that deals with around “10 trillion requests per month”. It provides web performance, web security, and network services that help protect sites against a range of cyber threats. The company was in the news earlier in the year for opening new data centers in Pakistan. The Bandwidth Alliance is “a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer (also known as bandwidth) fees for shared customers”. By joining the alliance Liquid Web’s customers will automatically receive reduced bandwidth charges.
“We join in committing that we will deliver, free of charge, all egress traffic from our network to any of our Cloudflare customers,” explained Liquid Web’s Chief Operating Officer, Carrie Wheeler. “Eliminating bandwidth rates provides cost savings for Liquid Web and Cloudflare customers which solidifies our commitment to powering the online potential of our customers while being ‘The Most Helpful Humans In Hosting’.” Do you know of any other companies forming partnerships? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.