Cloudflare Network Interconnect

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.


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.

How Cloudflare Network Interconnect benefits other Cloudflare products

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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.

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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 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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