Cloudflare just made every app on the internet more programmable
With Cloudflare for Platforms, organizations can easily customize and expand any application to meet their customers’ needs.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloud Flare, Inc. (NYSE:NET), the security, performance and reliability company that helps build a better Internet, today announced Cloudflare for Platforms, a new suite of tools that enables organizations to transform any application into a programmable platform that developers can rely on. Cloudflare for Platforms makes it easy for organizations to transform any fixed application — ranging from e-commerce solutions to chat apps and everything in between — so developers can build custom functionality using the latest open API standardswithout relying on expensive external servers to manage complex APIs.
As businesses evolve, they must meet individual customer needs that can vary from a Fortune 100 financial institution to a hyper-growth technology company. Previously, companies used their own engineering resources to create features for each customer, which can be expensive and difficult to scale. Imagine a customer asks a workplace chat app provider to build an integration with a messaging tool. Instead of using valuable engineering resources, the chat app provider can give its customers the ability to build directly in the app. With Cloudflare for Platforms, any organization will be able to empower users to program an application the way they want and need to run without expensive servers, massive development resources, or outside consultants.
“Five years ago, Cloudflare built our serverless computing platform, Cloudflare Workers, to give all of our customers the ability to program how Cloudflare worked for themselves,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare Workers is one of the fastest and most widely adopted edge computing products that offers limitless possibilities for our customers. We now use this formula and help any organization do the same, using the scale, speed, and flexibility of Cloudflare’s global network. .”
Cloudflare for Platforms is powered by Cloudflare Workers, a serverless solution that allows developers to deploy code instantly to Cloudflare’s global network for exceptional performance, reliability, and scalability. Additionally, Cloudflare is partnering with leading organizations to create new API standards for developers that will form the foundation for how applications can be built in the future to take advantage of scale and convenience. the flexibility of edge computing. Now, Cloudflare will enable any product to become a platform, allowing its developers to:
Use Cloudflare’s fast, scalable, and secure environment: With multiple developers building custom tools on a company’s platform, code must run quickly in a highly secure environment and scale as needed.
Quickly and easily view all their code: Developers need to have visibility into errors and an overview of what is happening in their code. Trace Cloudflare Workers makes it easy for any business to pass this information to their customers’ developers.
Use the API standards of the future for a common experience, wherever they code: Any developer will be able to write and run web platform standards-compliant code – and easily transfer it – between Cloudflare Workers, Deno, and Node.js seamlessly and without having to rewrite an application.
Get insights from powerful analytics: With Ready Analytics, platforms can expose easy-to-use dashboards to developers.
Simplify and secure custom domains: For many platforms, especially for SaaS use cases, having the ability to run the service on a custom domain is table stakes. SSL for SaaS, part of Cloudflare for Platforms, provides an easy way to provision SSL certificates for custom hostnames without having to manage complex certificate deployment pipelines.
“Shopify is the commerce infrastructure of the internet, with millions of merchants using the platform,” said Zach Koch, product manager, custom storefronts, Shopify. “Partnering with Cloudflare, we’re able to give developers the tools they need to create unique, high-performing storefronts. We’re excited to work with Cloudflare to ease some of the complexities of building commerce experiences – like the scalability and global availability – so developers can instead focus on what makes their brand distinct.”
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