According to TechCrunch, CloudFlare will open new 12 datacenters in mainland China in January 2015. China is already the company’s second biggest market by traffic and users, despite CloudFlare having no local marketing, sales, or support.
To achieve their target, CloudFlare has partnered with a local company, but they don’t mention about the identity of the Chinese partner company.
The company expects with build partnership with Chinese, it will not only improve the performance and security of sites in China, but also will allow the company to mitigate attacks originating from China within the Chinese portion of its network. China is the source of “many of the very bad attacks,” CloudFlare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince told TechCrunch.
Despite the various hurdles, CloudFlare was motivated to expand to China by customer feedback.
“One of the biggest requests from our customers is to be fast in China,” said Prince. “We’ve been working on this problem for three years. It has a number of regulatory and technology challenges, but we finally cracked that problem.”
CloudFlare is a company which provides a content delivery network and distributed domain name server, sitting between the visitor and the CloudFlare user’s hosting provider, thus acting as a reverse proxy for websites. The service is marketed as providing security, as well as improving website performance and speed.[crp]