Localizing often forces businesses to restrict their application to one data center or one cloud provider’s region. This creates a trade-off between compliance and fast, secure experiences for end users.
The Cloudflare Data Localization Suite takes a rigorous and granular approach to data localization, making it easy for businesses to set rules and controls at the Internet edge, adhere to compliance regulations, and keep data locally stored and protected.
Choose the location of the data centers where your traffic is inspected. As local data collection and privacy regulations change, you can adjust local controls to remain compliant.
Build applications that allow your developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations. You decide where your data is stored — with no performance penalties.
Preserving end-user privacy is core to Cloudflare’s mission of helping to build a better Internet. There are several ways Cloudflare ensures that your data stays as private as you want it to, and only goes where you want it to go:
Data privacy requires airtight encryption. Cloudflare uses the highest level of encryption possible for data in transit and at rest, ensuring that all communication between our edge and core data centers is always protected.
Security regulations can make it impossible to share private keys with third-party providers. Geo Key Manager and Keyless SSL allow you to store and manage your own SSL private keys, while still routing encrypted traffic through Cloudflare’s global network.
To meet your compliance obligations, you may need control over where your data is inspected. Cloudflare Regional Services helps you decide where your data should be handled, without losing the security and performance benefits our network provides.
Logs can contain sensitive information that is subject to local regulations. Cloudflare Edge Log Delivery (Beta) allows you to send logs directly from the edge to your partner of choice — without passing through one of our core data centers first.
Traditional cloud systems aren’t always equipped to meet data compliance standards. Jurisdiction Restrictions for Workers Durable Objects makes it easy to build serverless applications that are confined to a specific region — so you can control where your applications store and run data.
Learn how Cloudflare Data Localization enables businesses around the globe to meet data compliance regulations while remaining performant.
This paper covers Cloudflare's global and European security certifications, GDPR-compliant data transfer mechanisms, and product features which support data localisation.
With Geo Key Manager, Cloudflare hosts key servers in the locations of your choosing — without having to run a key server inside your infrastructure.