CloudFlare rolls out video streaming service using EdgeConneX data centres

12 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman

EdgeConneX announces a partnership with CloudFlare to enable and deploys its new Cloudflare Stream service.

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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 users.

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; and Cloudflare workers - which writes and deploys JavaScript 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."

Topics: EdgeConneX, CloudFlare, Matthew Prince, Clint Heiden, Data Centre, Streaming, Video, Data, Content