Cloudflare expands its network in A/NZ with 4 new datacenters

Cloudflare has announced the expansion of its network footprint in Australia and New Zealand. It has opened four data centers over the past 12 months in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch. Cloudflare is bringing its network to a total of nine cities in Australia and New Zealand, delivering faster internet with greater security for businesses in the region. 

“The closer we bring our network to every person in Australia and New Zealand, the faster we can deliver local content to websites, applications, and corporate networks. Opening four additional data centers across the region furthers our mission of providing faster, secure, private, and reliable internet for all,” says Raymond Maisano, head of A/NZ at Cloudflare. 

As internet usage has increased, Australia and New Zealand, with comparatively lesser populations, have faced a relatively larger number of cyberattacks. Cybercrime in Australia increased by 13% over the 2020–21 financial year, which equates to one cyberattack being reported every 8 minutes. A majority of these attacks were categorized as ‘substantial’ in impact by the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC). New Zealand too has reported a similar amount of increase in criminal or financially motivated actors.  

With the additional data centers and its extensive partner network, Cloudflare believes it can better fulfill its role to help build a faster, more reliable, and more secure internet. 

Cloudflare has been operating in the A/NZ for long, first expanding its network to Sydney in 2012. At present, it has a global network that spans over 270 cities in more than 100 countries. With millions of internet properties on its network, Cloudflare already has many customers in A/NZ, including Kathmandu and Rip Curl.  

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