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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.