CloudFlare offers services from NextDC's Melbourne data centre

DDoS protection and Internet performance firm CloudFlare has rolled out its content delivery network (CDN) to NextDC Melbourne data centre M1.

CloudFlare director of special projects Joshua Motta said it chose NextDC because of its “trusted reputation and dense interconnection environment.”

“Adding a new data centre in Melbourne is just one more way CloudFlare is improving the speed and reliability of our two million customers’ applications in the Oceania region,” he said in a statement.

Once an application is a part of the CloudFlare network, its Internet-facing traffic is routed through their global network.

According to NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie, CloudFlare’s presence at M1 has opened up new possibilities for Australian organisations to do business internationally.

In 2012, CloudFlare took co-location space at the Equinix facility in Sydney to improve website load times for customers.

At the time, Web traffic from Australia was been served from CloudFlare’s Singapore and Los Angeles co-located facilities.

Yesterday, US telco CenturyLink announced a partnership with NextDC, under which it will offer co-location and managed hosting services within Australia through NextDC's network of data centres in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

Under the agreement, NextDC will be able to sell into CenturyLink's data centres.

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