Cloudflare Continues to Build On Its Massive Global Network in Second Quarter
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The company announced its first consumer offering and extended its services to anything connected to the Internet
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced results from the second quarter of 2018 and has continued to expand its network capabilities with a number of new offerings. Cloudflare is also announcing that it now protects more than 9 million domains, websites, APIs, mobile applications, and anything connected to the Internet.
“In the second quarter we focused on delivering solutions that help everyone online,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We announced our first consumer offering and extended our services to anything connected to the Internet, both huge milestones for us as a company and for users everywhere.”
In April, Cloudflare announced 184.108.40.206, the first public DNS resolver built around the principle of privacy-first. Cloudflare’s first consumer offering, 220.127.116.11, ensures a faster and more private Internet for users everywhere, for free. It is already the fastest DNS resolver in the world and 47 percent faster than the second-fastest resolver.
Cloudflare also announced Spectrum, a solution that extends Cloudflare’s benefits beyond web protocols to protect and accelerate email servers, gaming servers, IoT devices, and anything else that connects to the Internet. With Spectrum, Cloudflare is able to accelerate everything across its global network of 150+ data centers and protect anything connected to the Internet from attack.
Another milestone for the company was its first Cloudflare Internet Summit UK, held on Thursday, June 14 in London. Cloudflare usually holds the event in San Francisco annually, and this was the first international expansion of the event. The event featured fireside chats and panels with speakers including Sir John Scarlett, the former chief of MI6, Nnenna Nwakanma, senior policy manager at the World Wide Web Foundation, and Alex Macgillivray, the former US Deputy CTO, among many others. Cloudflare will be holding its fourth annual Internet Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, October 4.
Cloudflare now has more than 709 employees, up from 440 just over a year ago. The company continues to grow its engineering, sales, marketing, and support teams across its offices in San Francisco, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, London, New York, NY, Washington D.C., and Singapore.
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Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.
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The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel