We have talked about the BGP Internet routing protocol before. We have talked about how we build a more resilient network and how we can see outages at a country-level via BGP. We have even talked about the network community that is vital to the operation of the global Internet.
We said that we would head to the mountains for Cloudflare’s 123rd data center, and they feature prominently as we talk about Kathmandu, Nepal, home of our newest deployment and our 42nd data center in Asia!
Cloudflare's newest date Center is in McAllen, Texas. While McAllen is close to the Mexican border, its importance goes well beyond that simple fact.
Back in December 2014, Cloudflare opened our first data center in Africa and our 30th datacenter globally. That was in Johannesburg, which has since seen over 10x growth in traffic delivered to South Africa and surrounding countries.
Cloudflare has just turned up two new datacenters (numbers 108 and 109). Both are around halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator.