What is Cloudflare used for? Is owned by Google?

what is Cloudflare

Cloudflare is on a mission to help build a better Internet.
Cloudflare is the foundation for your infrastructure, applications, and teams.

Cloudflare secures and ensures the reliability of your external-facing resources such as websites, APIs, and applications. It protects your internal resources such as behind-the-firewall applications, teams, and devices. And it is your platform for developing globally-scalable applications.

Cloudflare is one of the world’s largest networks. Today, businesses, non-profits, bloggers, and anyone with an Internet presence boast faster, more secure websites and apps thanks to Cloudflare.

Cloudflare is most well known as a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Today it has grown past that and offers a range of services mostly covering networking and security.

Their stated mission: To help build a better Internet.

To understand that, consider your experiences with the Internet so far. I’m certain there have been instances where you encountered slow or unresponsive web pages. There are many reasons why this is so, but the end result is the same – your browsing experience is affected.

Even worse, you may not have been able to access the content which you needed. That’s one of the main reasons why Cloudflare and other companies like it exist.

Is Cloudflare owned by Google?

CloudFlare is now a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner.

Cloudflare are excited to announce that CloudFlare has just been named a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner. So what does this mean? Now, Google Cloud Platform customers can experience the best of both worlds—the power and protection of the CloudFlare community along with the flexibility and scalability of Google’s infrastructure.

Cloudflare share many mutual customers with Google, and this collaboration makes it even easier for Google Cloud Platform customers to get started with CloudFlare.

What is Cloudflare and why is it on my computer?

Cloudflare is just one of many CDNs used by companies and websites worldwide; however, its widespread presence on many websites has made it one of the most well-known among regular internet users. Cloudflare also provides DNS (domain name server) services, which allow websites to list themselves.