Cloudflare expands ANZ network footprint with four new data centres

Raymond Maisano, Head of ANZ at Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability firm helping build a better Internet, announced it has increased its network footprint in Australia and New Zealand, opening four data centres in the past 12 months in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch.

What does the latest Cloudflare set up mean for ANZ?

Now bringing its network to a total of nine cities in ANZ, Cloudflare is delivering a faster, more secure, and reliable Internet experience to users and businesses anywhere in the region.

Cloudflare has had a longstanding presence in Australia and New Zealand, first expanding its network to Sydney in 2012. Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 270 cities in more than 100 countries. With millions of Internet properties on Cloudflare’s network, the organisation already has many customers in ANZ, including Kathmandu and Rip Curl

“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.

What is the cybersecurity landscape in ANZ?

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

Over the 2020–21 financial year, cybercrime reports in Australia increased by nearly 13%—equating to one report of a cyber attack every 8 minutes—and a higher proportion were categorised by the ACSC as ‘substantial’ in impact. In New Zealand, reports of criminal or financially motivated actors increased by a similar percentage. Through these additional data centres, Cloudflare can better fulfil its role in helping build a faster and more secure Internet.