Cloudflare Peering Portal

The Cloudflare Peering Portal is the easiest way of getting started and managing your peering configuration with Cloudflare.

Cloudflare accelerates and secures Internet applications with an expansive network of data centers in 200 cities across 100 countries. Over 25 million Internet Properties use Cloudflare and Internet requests for ~16% of the Fortune 1,000 flow through our network, so it's likely your customers are already using the service.

When an ISP or hosting provider peers with Cloudflare, they send traffic directly to Cloudflare’s network rather than sending it to a third party. This skips congested paths between transit providers, and avoids paying to ship traffic.

Cloudflare maintains an open peering policy. Our peering details can be found here.

Deliver websites faster

Deliver web content faster to network subscribers when connecting to Cloudflare supported website domains.

Reduce data transit costs

Eliminate the need to send data across your transit provider’s network when users visit a website domain that is proxied by Cloudflare.

Better Control

Make better infrastructure decisions by allocating bandwidth capacity to sites that are not served by Cloudflare.

The Peering Portal shows the volume of data between your network and Cloudflare’s, as well as where your data goes. If you want to manage your traffic more proactively, you can dedicate the Cloudflare traffic to that peering link and better plan for the rest.

Any network can view the potential savings of peering with Cloudflare, just request access to the portal.

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Private Network Interconnect

Private Network Interconnect

This is designed for use at a private network interconnect location where both Cloudflare and a partner’s network are present.

Peering in this scenario requires that the hardware for the ISP and Cloudflare be connected using a dedicated link.

Internet Exchange Point

Internet Exchange Point

If you're collocated at one of the peering exchange points where Cloudflare is present, you can peer through the exchange switching fabric (no need to plug in any cables).

Cloudflare cache nodes

Hosting cache nodes

If you’re located at a distance from an Internet exchange or Cloudflare Data Center or you manage your own data center, you may want to consider hosting a Cloudflare Cache node. If you’re familiar with the Google Global Cache appliance, we’ll ship you the equivalent Cloudflare hardware.

Better caching

With over 25 million Internet Properties using Cloudflare, a cache node reduces your transit costs and improves your customers’ speed of access to one of the internet’s most ubiquitous networks.

Better DNS

Thanks to Cloudflare operating the E and F Root servers, you will have the benefit of reducing latency for all your customers’ traffic by minimizing DNS root requests, regardless of whether they are using Cloudflare.

And Cloudflare’s DNS resolver gives you an alternative instead of managing your own DNS resolver.

Start interconnecting with Cloudflare

Create an account to access the portal, and see how much you could be saving by joining as a Cloudflare peering partner.

You can review our peering policy here. You can also find us in Peering DB under ASN 13335.

Key Features

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Improve customers’ site performance

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Reduce data transit costs

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Optimize traffic using peering portal

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Multiple peering options including appliance

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Opportunity to improve all customers’ performance via DNS root servers

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Benefit from DNS resolver