Cloudflare Expands ANZ Footprint with Four New Data Centres

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Cloudflare has announced the opening of new data centres in the ANZ region. The security, performance and reliability company announced opening four data centres in the past 12 months in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch.

With the expansion, Cloudflare has a total network of nine cities in the ANZ region.

Through these additional data centres and its partner network, Cloudflare could be well-positioned in a fiercely competitive market.

As Cloud becomes the centrepiece of digital transformation, it’s imperative for providers to expand locally. Cloudflare though has had a presence in ANZ, first expanding its network to Sydney in 2012.

Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 270 cities in more than 100 countries.

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The company which counts Kathmandu and Rip Curl among others in ANZ as customers, has a global network spanning over 270 cities in more than 100 countries.

“The closer we bring our network to every person in Australia and New Zealand, the faster we can deliver local content to websites, applications, and corporate networks.

Opening four additional data centres across the region furthers our mission of providing faster, secure, private, and reliable Internet for all,” said Raymond Maisano, Head of ANZ at Cloudflare.

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With greater Internet usage comes greater risk, and while Australia and New Zealand make up a small portion of the world’s population, the countries are targeted by a relatively larger number of cyber attacks.

Over the 2020–21 financial year, cybercrime reports in Australia increased by nearly 13 per cent—equating to one report of a cyber attack every 8 minutes.

A higher proportion was categorised by the ACSC as ‘substantial’ in impact. In New Zealand, reports of criminal or financially motivated actors increased by a similar percentage.

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