This Los Angeles based creative agency uses Cloudflare to protect customers’ websites and eCommerce stores.
Chadd G Creative is a full-service creative agency, based in Los Angeles, California. With a focus on branded eCommerce the agency’s partners reach an audience of over 30 million followers. “We are vertically integrated to offer product development, product manufacturing, web design/development, marketing, paid advertising, fulfillment, and customer service,” explained Chadd Gorney. “Our customers, like hip-hop artist Hopsin, reach audiences of millions of followers and our goal is to optimize sales funnels on these eCommerce sites through smart web development. Subscribing to the theory of least resistance, we design sites to be as fast as possible with 100% uptime. Slow sites don’t fit into our model.”
“With our previous provider we were having issues with DDoS attacks on our client websites,” noted Gorney. “These attacks are frustrating because they’re hard to stop without outside support, they slow sites down or even bring them entirely offline, and ultimately can cost our clients tens of thousands of dollars in a single day.” So, Gorney and team set out to find a vendor that would protect their customers sites without sacrificing their as-fast-as-possible methodology.
Furthermore, by switching to Cloudflare, Chadd G Creative continued pursuing “the fastest sites possible” for their customers, with Cloudflare’s managed DNS and CDN services. Cloudflare runs the largest, fastest managed DNS service in the world, making the DNS lookups for Chadd G Creative customers lightening fast. Plus, Cloudflare makes DNS easy: "another major benefit to me is managing all of my clients DNS from one location. Having 55 Godaddy accounts would have been a nightmare to deal with," said Gorney. In addition to the improved DNS performance, Cloudflare’s CDN is now caching and serving Chadd G Creative’s customer content from globally distributed data centers. This distribution of content serves to minimize geographic latency to the agency’s customers’ end users, meaning a faster, more enjoyable experience. Plus, by serving content directly from the cache, Cloudflare’s CDN dramatically reduces bandwidth costs. Gorney concluded, “with Cloudflare our sites take less than a second to load and our bandwidth costs are significantly reduced.”
“With Cloudflare we have an easy, fast, and powerful solution that gives us the peace of mind that our customer’s sites are safe and performant”