Cloudflare Network Interconnect

Directly connect your on-prem networks to Cloudflare's network

Your networks are at the core of delivering end-user experiences and supporting business initiatives. But often, the performance of your network traffic can be unpredictable due to intermediate networks outside of your control.

Connect your network infrastructure directly to Cloudflare's network—for a more reliable and secure experience than connecting over the public Internet.

The power of Cloudflare—at your physical network edge

Cloudflare has a physical presence in 200 cities across 100 countries and interconnects with over 8,800 networks globally, including major ISPs and cloud services. With Cloudflare Network Interconnect, you can get faster performance and better security at lower costs than with connections over the public Internet.

Better performance

    With no intermediary transit providers and associated hops between Cloudflare and your network, you get faster performance

More secure

    Each provisioned link is reserved exclusively for the customer that provisions it—ensuring customer traffic is isolated and private

Lower costs

    Customers can benefit from reduced transit provider costs and when using Cloudflare CDN, in some cases, lower egress costs in the event of cache-miss
Backblaze delivers simple, reliable, affordable cloud storage for rapidly scaling businesses. Cloudflare Network Interconnect’s high-performance private links enable us to effectively and efficiently serve the content delivery needs of our B2 Cloud Storage customers.
Tim Nufire
Chief Cloud Officer

How Cloudflare Network Interconnect benefits other Cloudflare products

Cloudflare's global network is like a network of highways that is designed to help deliver traffic in a fast, secure, and reliable manner. Extending that analogy, Cloudflare Network Interconnect is the on-ramp to Cloudflare's network of highways—allowing our customers to interconnect their data centers directly with Cloudflare.

Here are some examples of specific products and how you can benefit even more from them using Cloudflare Network Interconnect.

Cloudflare Magic Transit

Magic Transit is Cloudflare’s offering for networks—it uses Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to reroute incoming customer network traffic and block threats.

With Cloudflare Network Interconnect, clean traffic is delivered over secure and private links back to the customer network.

Network interfaces to Cloudflare are not exposed to the public Internet—minimizing threat exposure and delivering a more consistent network performance.

Cloudflare for Teams

Cloudflare for Teams replaces legacy on-premise VPN and Internet gateway hardware with Cloudflare’s global network—bringing traffic filtering and user authentication to the edge.

Cloudflare Network Interconnect establishes direct connections from branch offices to Cloudflare—without needing to backhaul traffic to centralized filtering appliances—to further improve the speed and reliability of application traffic.

Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare CDN brings content closer to visitors, improving site speed, and minimizing origin load. Static and dynamic content is delivered over low-latency Cloudflare links to visitors all over the world for a faster user-experience.

Cloudflare Network Interconnect further helps reduce egress bandwidth costs in the event of cache-miss to the origin.

Cloudflare Workers

Workers is Cloudflare’s serverless compute platform that gives developers the ability to deploy custom code and robust, full-fledged applications.

Integrating with Cloudflare Network Interconnect can provide a secure connection to serverless cloud compute that does not traverse the public Internet, allowing customers to use Cloudflare’s unique set of Workers services with tighter network performance tolerances.

Cloudflare Connectivity Options

There are more than one ways to connect to Cloudflare. Choose the best connectivity option based on your needs.

Connect to Cloudflare: physically or virtually

Cloudflare Network Interconnection Partnerships

In the event that you are unable to connect with us physically at one of our colocation facilities, you can still connect with us virtually via our interconnect partners.

Cloudflare has partnered with the five leading cloud exchanges with a combined presence in 29 global markets to offer private, secure, software-defined links with near-instant provisioning of ports over high-performance network fabrics.

  • Connect to Cloudflare from any of our partner's locations (in addition to Cloudflare’s points of presence)
  • Provision connections instantly, at sub-rate speeds to avoid idle capacity and wasted costs

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