CloudFlare has announced plans to massively boost their datacenter capacity in the coming weeks.
The company is scheduled to add 9 new data centers in the near future. And the first of them is now online in Sydney, Australia.
Over the next few weeks, CloudFlare will be significantly expanding our global network. In total, we’ll be adding 9 new data centers and doubling the size of our existing facility in London. When we’re done we’ll have 23 global data centers and nearly 70% more network capacity. I’m excited to announce the first of these 9 new facilities just came online: Sydney, Australia. We choose the locations of our data centers in large part based on where we can most improve network performance. Australia has been one of the problematic regions for network providers. In CloudFlare’s case, traffic from Australia has been served from our Singapore or Los Angeles facilities. In either case, ping times were over 160 milliseconds. With our new Sydney facility, ping times from Australia and New Zealand are now averaging under 40 milliseconds.