Cloudflare started as a simple application that would help find the source of email spam. From there it grew into becoming a service that protects websites from all matter of attacks, while simultaneously optimizing performance. In April 2009, Cloudflare won the prestigious Harvard Business School Business Plan competition.
The co-founders spent the summer refining the Cloudflare prototype. They felt that Cloudflare solved a real need and set out to take Cloudflare to the next level. In November of 2009, Cloudflare closed its Series A financing with Ray Rothrock, from Venrock, and Carl Ledbetter, from Pelion Venture Partners.
Since then, Cloudflare has launched dozens of products and hundreds of features over the course of 6 years, opened 6 offices across 3 countries, and brought 155 data centers online. All these efforts have brought Cloudflare's benefits: security, performance, reliability and insights, to millions of customers around the globe.
Trusted by over 12 million domains, Cloudflare is one of the world’s largest cloud network platforms. With GPIEX you can now give global users a faster, more secure and a more reliable Cloudflare experience. In fact, Cloudflare's Performance and Security Services work in conjunction to reduce latency of websites, mobile applications, and APIs end-to-end, while protecting against DDoS attack, abusive bots, and data breach. You can now have all Cloudflare’s great features throughout the most reliable peering connection GPIEX.