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Performance and Security for Google Cloud Platform

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Cloudflare offers a comprehensive security, performance, and encryption solution for Google Cloud Platform hosted websites, applications, and APIs.

Built on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds, serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month, and provide storage for 425 million Gmail users, Google Cloud Platform is directly connected to Cloudflare’s network through their high-performance CDN interconnect, instead of the public Internet. The CDN interconnect program drastically reduces latency for origin server requests, while enabling discounted Google Cloud Platform egress pricing.

The flexibility of Google Cloud Platform coupled with the performance and security of Cloudflare is just a button-click away.

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"The reason we use Cloudflare is because the security features are excellent, the CDN (Content Delivery Network) is high performing, and it’s really convenient that these solutions are packaged together. It makes managing everything easy, and allows us to focus on our core business."

Peter Bakkum,

Platform Lead at Quizlet

Key Results

Saved 50%

on their monthly Google Cloud Network Egress Bill

76% reduction

(over 10 Tb) of daily bandwidth use.

Reduced latency by up to 47%

with Argo Smart Routing

Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect

Cloudflare is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. Cloudflare customers with websites, applications, and API hosted in Google Cloud Platform can benefit from reductions in bandwidth and egress pricing, while establishing faster connections between Cloudflare and Google Cloud origin server(s).

North America

Europe

South America

Oceania

Africa

Asia Pacific

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.

"Knowing that we don’t have to worry about DDoS attacks against our API and gateway servers gives us the peace of mind to focus on improving our product."

Stanislav Vishnevskiy,

CTO at Discord

Key Results

$100,000

savings on annual hardware costs.

$100,000

savings on Google Cloud Network Egress billing

2 million / second

spikes of websockets events while remaining performant

How Does It Work?

Cloudflare’s CDN ensures minimal latency by caching content as close to your users as possible, while taking performance improvements even further through website optimizations such as Argo Smart Routing, gzip compression, auto-minification, mobile and image optimizations, and more.

Beyond the performance gains from Cloudflare’s CDN functionality, the CDN Interconnect program directly connects 37 of Cloudflare’s data centers 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.

Integrate Google cloud with Cloudflare

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.

Discounted Egress Pricing

In order to take advantage of discounted egress pricing, which is not automatically applied to your account, you’ll need to fill out this 3 question form. Once completed, Google will begin applying discounts within your next invoice period.

Ready to improve the performance and security of your Google Cloud Platform hosted website, application, or API?

Making the Internet Work the Way It Should for Anything Online

Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. Our Anycast technology enables our benefits to scale with every server we add to our growing footprint of data centers.

Performance

Cloudflare is dedicated to enabling the best possible performance for our customers. Our global network speeds up and streamlines connections from visitors to their online destinations in a number of key ways:

  • CDN

    Moving content physically closer to visitors with our CDN is one of easiest way to improve the performance of your website and reduce load on your web servers.
  • Website Optimization

    Cloudflare lets you automatically enable the latest in web technologies. Our web optimization features cover everything from mobile image optimization to aggressive GZIP and HTTP/2.
  • DNS

    Cloudflare is one of the fastest managed DNS providers in the world. The same 116 data center network that powers our CDN dramatically speeds up domain resolution for your website’s visitors.
  • Load Balancing

    Cloudflare Load Balancing provides load balancing, geo-steering, monitoring and failover for your Internet facing infrastructure enhancing service availability.
  • SSL

    Modern SSL isn’t just for security—it can actually improve the performance of your website by leveraging features like OCSP stapling, session resumption, HTTP/2, and TLS 1.3.

Security

As applications move to the cloud, their security needs to move with them. Cloudflare’s security services operate at the edge of the network, making it possible to identify and mitigate threats faster than on-premise solutions.

  • DDoS Protection

    Our enterprise-class DDoS protection network has 20 times more capacity than the largest DDoS attack ever recorded. Operating at the network edge, it protects against all forms of DDoS attacks.
  • WAF

    Our web application firewall benefits from the collective intelligence of our entire network. When we identify a new threat from one website, we can automatically block it from the other 6 million websites on our network.
  • Secure Registrar

    Registering your domain through Cloudflare is the most secure way to protect your trademark from domain hijacking.
  • Dedicated SSL Certificates

    With a few clicks within the Cloudflare dashboard, you can easily and quickly issue new certificates, securely generate private keys and more. Dedicated SSL Certificates are available for purchase on all Cloudflare pricing plans.
  • Rate Limiting

    Rate Limiting gives you granular controls to detect bad traffic, customized rulesets to ensure that your legitimate visitors are not impacted, and insights to improve your security posture as attacks evolve.