Cloudflare: A worldwide network for cloud computing


Matthew Prince

“Cloudflare has an intuitive developer experience, fast, global deployment of updated code, and minimal cold start times.” The global reach and breadth of Cloudflare’s edge development platform make it a good solution for development teams that want to build high-performance websites, support personalized content, and defend against malicious attacks.”

Nowadays, ensuring consistent security and speed wherever on the earth is a challenge. Cloudflare’s approach is to provide single-pass traffic inspection and routing, which protects consumers anywhere on the planet without sacrificing performance due to latency or the ‘trombone effect.’ Cloudflare is a worldwide network that aims to make everything online safe, private, quick, and dependable. Directing the DNS to Cloudflare can secure and speed up the applications, APIs, and websites in minutes. CDN, WAF, DDOS protection, bot management, API security, web analytics, image optimization, stream delivery, load balancing, SSL, and other performance and security services are possible with Cloudflare services.

The Cloudflare integrated application security portfolio brings together best-in-class, unmetered DDoS protection; a Web Application Firewall that stops the most advanced attacks; protection for APIs; unparalleled bot-stopping power; and client-side attack detection. The company block an average of 70 billion cyber threats per day. All with no software or hardware to install.

Businesses can install a device-friendly agent or mobile app and enable Zero Trust services to protect the employees online. Connecting the office networks and data centers directly to Cloudflare’s network for ingress and egress to the Internet, cloud providers, and other offices can also help safeguard them. Without deploying infrastructure, a firm may create new apps or enhance current ones. The code runs throughout every data center in Cloudflare’s network, milliseconds distant from practically every Internet user, eliminating cold start delays. Cloudflare’s design allows access to a comprehensive collection of L3-L7 network services from a single dashboard. It is built to execute every service throughout the whole global network on every server in each data center. It also provides the developers with a versatile, Internet-scale platform for deploying serverless applications globally. There is no need for any software or hardware. Setup, usage, and maintenance are all simple with Cloudflare. “With Cloudflare’s Workers platform, we hope to empower the next billion-dollar enterprise to be built entirely on Cloudflare,” says Matthew Prince, co-founder, and CEO of Cloudflare.

Every component of the Cloudflare network has been designed to be secure. Cloudflare’s 100 Tbps network stops 70 billion threats per day on average, including some of the most significant DDoS attacks ever seen. Every login, request, and response that passes through the network helps to improve the machine learning Cloudflare uses to detect and stop threats at the edge, before they reach the company. Cloudflare’s network is designed to keep data safe. With end-to-end encryption, Cloudflare is a privacy-first firm. For data localization and storage, Cloudflare follows local restrictions.  Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is supported by Cloudflare One, which combines network connection services with Zero Trust security services on a vast purpose-built network. Substitute costly, proprietary circuits with a single worldwide network that includes built-in Zero Trust, DDoS mitigation, network firewalls, and traffic acceleration.

With no complex configurations to manage, setting up Cloudflare is quick and easy. Recently HubSpot, an industry leader in SaaS products, approached Cloudflare necessitating SSL for over 40,000 domains before the latest Chrome upgrade went into effect. Cloudflare collaborated with HubSpot to provide an “SSL for SaaS” solution that allowed HubSpot to implement SSL for 47,000 previously unprotected sites in only five days. HubSpot’s developers created this SSL provisioning, utilizing Cloudflare API technology, and it was done automatically without HubSpot’s clients having to do anything. Cloudflare can provide an SSL certificate and propagate it at Cloudflare’s edge in 90 seconds. This was included at the client signup stage, decreasing HubSpot customer support calls.

With Cloudflare, rich web application experiences never come at the expense of security or performance. Since the company’s network spans more than 250 cities in over 100 countries, Cloudflare fight attacks and serve web requests close to users. The company helps organizations to keep applications fast, available, and scalable. Cloudflare makes services that were exclusively available to internet. Their worldwide network is adaptable and programmable to meet the needs of businesses and organizations of all kinds, from small startups to major multinationals. Cloudflare employs products that are simple to use, are constantly improving, and are cost-effective. Prince concludes, “Whether you are an individual developer, a small business, or a large enterprise, it’s truly powerful to build apps that can solve real-world problems and can run in seconds, globally, all with less code and faster.”

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