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Cloudflare is excited to announce our new data center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is our eighth data center in South America, and expands the Cloudflare network to 116 cities across 57 countries. Our newest deployment will improve the performance and security of over six million Internet applications across Brazil, while providing redundancy to our existing São Paulo data center. The additional ISPs peer with us at the local internet exchange (IX.br), we'll be able to provide even closer coverage to a growing share of Brazil Internet users.

Cloudflare is very happy to announce our latest data center: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is our eighth data center in South America, and with it the Cloudflare network expands through 116 cities in 57 countries. This launch will accelerate and protect more than six million websites and web applications across Brazil, also providing redundancy for our data center in São Paulo . Providing access to our network to more partners through the Traffic Exchange Point (IX-RJ), we are getting closer to Internet users throughout Brazil.

History

Rio de Janeiro plays a great role in the history of Internet in Brazil. In 1988, the National Laboratory of Scientific Computation, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro connected to the University of Maryland via Bitnet, a network to exchange messages. The next year, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro also connected to Bitnet, becoming the third institution (with São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support) to have access to this technology.

Rio de Janeiro has a central role in the history of the Internet in Brazil. In 1988, the National Laboratory of Scientific Computation (LNCC), connected to the University of Mariland through Bitnet, which was a network that allowed the sending of e-mail between academic institutions. In 1989, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro also connected to Bitnet through another American university, becoming the third Brazilian institution to connect to the Internet (FAPESP was already in the network).

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Today, the city of Rio de Janeiro is very well connected. Internet access can be found all over, and better connectivity can boost entrepreneurship. In some slums, the residents are creating their own ISPs providing Internet access to some users that big ISPs are not able to reach.

Today, the city of Rio de Janeiro is very well connected. Access to internet can be found everywhere, including encouraging entrepreneurship. In some favelas the residents themselves have established their internet providers via Wi-Fi, and are providing digital inclusion in areas where large providers do not arrive.

LatAm expansion

We have an additional eight data centers in progress across Latin America. If managing the many moving parts of building a large global network interest you, come join our team !

We have eight more datacenters on the way in Latin America. If you are interested in managing a global reach network, come and be part of our team !

-The Cloudflare team

        



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