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Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect Collaboration

We’re excited to announce that Cloudflare is now part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. Cloudflare customers leveraging Google Cloud Platform can now benefit from reduced pricing and faster connections between Cloudflare and their origin server(s).

While Cloudflare’s CDN already ensures minimal latency by caching content as close to your users as possible, this collaboration optimizes connectivity between Google’s network and Cloudflare connection used for cache misses.

How Does It Work?

As part of this program, 100 Cloudflare data centers are directly connected to Google Cloud Platform’s infrastructure. When one of these Cloudflare data centers requests content from a Google Cloud Platform origin, it’s routed through a high-performance interconnect instead of the public Internet. This dramatically reduces latency for origin requests, and it also enables discounted Google Cloud Platform egress pricing in the US, Europe and Asia regions.

Once the origin returns a response to Cloudflare, it benefits from all the features of the Cloudflare network. Static content is cached by our CDN, all requests can be served over HTTPS thanks to our Universal SSL offering, web content is automatically optimized, and our network protects your origin server from DDoS and SQL injection attacks.

Let’s Get Started

Google Cloud Platform customers using Cloudflare as a CDN enjoy reduced pricing and increased performance of this partnership. For Google Cloud Platform developers who aren’t on the Cloudflare network, you can sign up for a Cloudflare account that best fits your needs.

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