Cloudflare Stream Delivery

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network ensures fast video delivery, with shorter video startup times and reduced buffering, no matter where your visitors are located.

We cache and deliver HTTP(S) video content, including adaptive bitrate formats, to your visitors at a flat-rate price, saving you on origin server bandwidth costs.

Our rich ecosystem of performance and security services, tuned specifically for video, offer optimal uptime and delivery.

Challenges of High-Quality Video Delivery

Visitors today expect fast, high-quality online video experiences, regardless of device, connection type, or location. Video services which fail to meet visitor expectations can experience lower engagement and revenues. Every incremental one-second buffering delay for video playback results in a six percent increase in abandonment rates.1


Cloudflare’s Stream Delivery

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network ensures fast online video experiences, with shorter video startup times and reduced buffering, no matter where your visitors are located. Flat-rate bandwidth pricing ensures predictable costs, even in the case of legitimate traffic spikes or volumetric DDoS attack.

Fast, Global Video Content Delivery Network

Cloudflare’s content delivery network (CDN) has 152 data centers across 58 countries, including 22 in China, ensuring the fastest delivery of high-quality video content at global scale. We ensure fast online video experiences, with shorter video startup times and reduced buffering. Video files can be selectively purged from Cloudflare’s entire network cache within seconds.

cloudflare stream delivery
cloudflare stream delivery

Flat-Rate Bandwidth Pricing

Cloudflare caches and delivers video content to your visitors at a flat-rate price, while saving you money on origin server bandwidth costs. Cloudflare never charges overage fees for legitimate bandwidth spikes or DDoS attacks.

To minimize origin server requests and take bandwidth savings even further, Cloudflare’s Tiered Caching uses regional tier 1 data centers to control caching and propagation of content across Cloudflare’s network.

Packaged Functionalities

Cloudflare offers a rich ecosystem of performance and security services tuned specifically for video to provide the best uptime and delivery. Advanced business logic can be applied at Cloudflare’s network edge to ensure special handling and tagging for video content on the Cloudflare network.


Packaged Functionalities

SSL / TLS 1.3 Encryption

Encryption is applied to all files proxied through Cloudflare’s network to prevent snooping, and ensure a secure connection between visitors and your website. SSL / TLS encryption also prevents mixed content errors on your website.

Key Features

Flat-rate CDN Bandwidth Pricing

Major Video Codecs Supported

DDoS Protection Included

152 Global Anycast Network

Tiered Caching for Additional Bandwidth Savings

Integrated WAF and Rate Limiting

Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Encoded Video Supported

Fast Purging of Video Content Across Network

SSL / TLS 1.3 Encryption Included

1 https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/news-and-events/press-releases/news-2016-0303