March 6, 2018

Cloudflare to launch data center in Istanbul, Turkey

The launch seeks to make internet usage faster and safer for Turkish population amidst growing internet penetration in the country.

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U.S-based CDN (Content Delivery Network) company Cloudflare will be launching their first data center in Istanbul, Turkey in a bid to provide faster and safer service to Turkish internet users. With this data center, Cloudflare will be leveraging its existing network in Europe where they already have 63 data centers.

According to Cloudflare, Turkey has witnessed a huge rise when it comes to their population a well as internet penetration. They further added that with a population of 80 million in the country, internet penetration has grown to 70% whereas mobile and broadband penetration has grown to 80%.

Speaking about the strategic advantage this data center will provide, Cloudflare say that Turkey as a location will allow them to broaden their network not only within Europe but also across neighboring countries in Asia. They also claim that this Turkish data center will be their 64th in Europe and 124th across the globe.

Since business opportunities are growing in Turkey, Cloudflare predict that organizations will most likely turn to solutions that will allow safe usage of the internet. With the country having more youth population than any other European country, Cloudflare also claim that internet usage will be boosted with these cohorts resorting to e-commerce and social media platforms.

In closing, Cloudflare added that they will be announcing the launch of more data centers in the month of March to extend their global footprint.

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