One year into my role as Head of Asia for Cloudflare, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve achieved, as well as where we are going next. When I started, I spoke about growing our brand recognition in Asia and optimizing our reach to clients by building up teams and channel partners.
Whenever you get into a conversation about exotic travel or ponder visiting the four corners of the globe, inevitably you end up discussing Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
Our newest data center is now live in Tel Aviv, Israel! This expands our global network even further to span 135 cities across 68 countries. Although Israel will only be turning 70 this year, it has a history so rich we’ll leave it to the textbooks.
Cloudflare is excited to turn up our newest data center in Istanbul, Turkey. This is our 124th data center globally (and 62nd country), and it is throwing a curveball in our data center by continent tracking. Istanbul is the only city in the world to span two continents: Europe and Asia.
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!