Challenges

Increasing Performance Pressures

Expectations of customers are increasing

Mobile usage has higher business impact than before

Users are expanding globally faster

These three primary trends — higher customer expectations, the rise of mobile, and accelerated globalization of customers and audiences — have increased the performance challenge of ensuring higher conversions, improved engagement, and reduced costs.

Use Cases

Cloudflare Performance

Accelerate Internet Applications

Heavy pages and long distance from the origin slow down webpages, applications and APIs. Deliver fast, rich user experiences for Internet applications that optimize engagement, increase conversions, and reduce costs.

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Accelerate Mobile Experiences

Mobile clients introduce performance and content delivery constraints which hurt user experiences. Deliver fast mobile experiences that increase engagement and conversions, regardless of distance to origin servers, device types, or network health.

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Ensure Application Availability

Overloaded or unavailable infrastructure prevents users from accessing applications. Keep Internet applications fast, available, and scalable, even during unexpected traffic spikes or infrastructure outages.

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Benefits

Cloudflare Performance Benefits

Global Scale

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network of 119 data centers across 58 countries reduces latency and time to first byte by delivering content closer to visitors. Cloudflare’s size and distribution of internet connects gives customers fast, reliable delivery throughout the world.

Ease of Use

Setting up Cloudflare takes as little as 5 minutes. The easy-to-use dashboard enables quick configuration of fine-grained functionalities to improve the performance of Internet applications and APIs.

Integrated Security & Performance

Cloudflare includes integrated security services to defend against DDoS attacks, customer data breaches, and abusive bots, while preventing performance trade-offs.

Key Results

10x

improvement in global response time

6x

improvement in targeted content delivery time by utilizing Cloudflare’s cookie-based key caching

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“We were looking for a solution that would supercharge our website, load site content at lightning-fast speed no matter visitor's location, shield us from web threats, and help us optimize our front and back-end systems.”

Amanda Kleha

GM, Zendesk Online Business Unit

Trusted by over 7,000,000 customers

Cloudflare Features

Cloudflare's Performance and Security Services work in conjunction to reduce latency of web sites, mobile applications, and APIs end-to-end, while protecting against DDoS attack, abusive bots, and data breach.

Performance

Cloudflare Performance Services improve conversions, reduce churn, and improve visitor experiences by accelerating web and mobile performance, while keeping applications available.

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    With 119 data centers across 58 countries, Cloudflare’s Anycast CDN caches static content at the edge, reducing latency by delivering assets as close as geographically possible to visitors.
  • Website Optimizations

    Cloudflare includes a suite of web optimizations to improve the performance of Internet assets. Optimizations include the latest web standards, such as HTTP/2 and TLS 1.3, as well as proprietary enhancements for images and mobile device visitors.
  • DNS

    Cloudflare is the fastest managed DNS provider in the world, routing over 38% of all global DNS traffic. Cloudflare has multiple ways to achieve maximum performance for online assets.
  • Load Balancing

    Cloudflare Load Balancing provides load balancing, geo-steering, monitoring and failover for single, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud environments, enhancing performance and availability.
  • Argo Smart Routing

    Argo Smart Routing improves Internet asset performance on average of 35% by routing visitors through the least congested and most reliable paths on Cloudflare's private network.
  • Railgun

    Railgun compresses previously uncacheable web objects up to 99.6% by leveraging techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. This results in an average 200% additional performance increase.
  • Stream

    Cloudflare Stream makes streaming video easy by handling data storage, media encoding, content embedding and playing, regional delivery, and analytics.

Security

Cloudflare Security Services reduce the risk of lost customers, declining revenues, and degraded brand by protecting against DDoS attacks, abusive bots, and data breach.

  • Anycast Network

    With 119 data centers across 58 countries and 15 Tbps of capacity, Cloudflare’s Anycast network absorbs distributed attack traffic by dispersing it geographically, while keeping Internet properties available and performant.
  • DNSSEC

    DNSSEC is the Internet’s non-spoofable caller ID. It guarantees a web application’s traffic is safely routed to the correct servers so that a site’s visitors are not intercepted by a hidden “man-in-the-middle” attacker.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)

    Cloudflare’s enterprise-grade web application firewall (WAF) detects and block common application layer vulnerabilities at the network edge, utilising the OWASP Top 10, application-specific and custom rulesets.
  • Rate Limiting

    Rate Limiting protects critical resources by providing fine-grained control to block or qualify visitors with suspicious request rates.
  • SSL / TLS

    Transport Security Layer (TLS) encryption enables HTTPS connections between visitors and origin server(s), preventing man-in-the-middle attacks, packet sniffing, the display of web browser trust warnings, and more.
  • Secure Registrar

    Cloudflare is an ICANN accredited registrar, protecting organizations from domain hijacking with high-touch, online and offline verification for any changes to a registrar account.
  • Orbit

    Cloudflare Orbit solves security-related issues for Internet of Things devices at the network level.
  • Warp

    Automatically secure, accelerate, route, and load balance applications and services without directly exposing them to the internet.
  • Workers

    Cloudflare Workers let developers run JavaScript Service Workers in Cloudflare's 119 data centers around the world.
  • Access

    Secure, authenticate, and monitor user access to any domain, application, or path on Cloudflare.

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