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12 October 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
EdgeConneX announces a partnership with CloudFlare to enable and deploys its new Cloudflare Stream service.
CloudFlare, the internet performance and security company,
will deploy to 18 of EdgeConneX’s Edge Data
Centers, across North America and Europe. In do so, CloudFlare
are able to bring its data within milliseconds of local end
Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, said: "We
think video streaming will be a ubiquitous component within all
websites and apps in the future, and it’s our
immediate goal to expand the number of companies that are
streaming video from 1,000 to 100,000. Combined with
EdgeConneX’s portfolio of Edge Data Centers, our
technology enables a global solution across all 118 of our
points of presence, for the fastest and most secure delivery of
video and Internet content."
The new CloudFlare Stream service combines encoding and
global delivery to form a solution for the technical and
business issues associated with video streaming. And by
deploying Stream at all of its edge nodes, CloudFlare is
enabling customers to integrate high-quality, reliable
streaming video into their applications.
In addition to the launch of Stream, CloudFlare is launching
four other new services: unmetered mitigation - which
eliminates surge pricing for DDoS mitigation; geo key manager -
which gives customers with granular control over where they
place their private keys; Cloudflare warp - which eliminates
the effort required to fully mask and protect an application;
code at the edge.
Cloudflare’s performance gains from EdgeConneX
EDCs has been confirmed by Cedexis, a provider of latency-based
load balancing for content and cloud providers. According to
their Real User Measurement data, there were improvements of 3%
in the Minneapolis metro area and 20% in the Portland metro
area, immediately following the EdgeConneX deployment.a
"When it comes to demonstrating the effectiveness of storing
data at an EdgeConneX EDC, the numbers speak for themselves,"
says Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX.
"We look forward to continuing our work with Cloudflare
to help them deliver a wide range of cutting-edge services to
their customer base, including Cloudflare Stream."