Cloudflare is an infrastructure and web security company that provides content delivery network (CDN) and DDoS migration services. It is based in the U.S, with its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
Chinafy and Cloudflare both are related to a website and or web applications performance. However -
Chinafy specialises in web performance for China. The platform combines both intelligent China web resource compatibility solutions with a fully-managed China-specific infrastructure - including fast near-China CDN.
The Cloudflare CDN solution is widely used across various websites for acceleration and security purposes, with the majority of its solutions applied across global, non-China websites. More on Cloudflare China's solution under Cloudflare Enterprise below.
Chinafy and Cloudflare can be used in compliment. More in using Chinafy with Cloudflare.
Cloudflare Global CDN (Offshore) in China
The Cloudflare network offers static and dynamic content delivery, with PoPs in over 100 countries and built-in unmetered DDoS protection.
Cloudflare China CDN (Onshore)
Cloudflare does not operate it's own CDN or points-of-presence (i.e. POPs) in China. Instead they partner with Baidu and JD Cloud, and leverage their onshore PoPs
Pre-requisites to use Cloudflare China CDN include an ICP Filing or License, local hosting agreement with Chinese-based hosting provider, PSB Bei An, a legal entity in China/China-owned business or a China-based representation office. Companies remain the exclusive owner of customer data but data must be stored domestically in China.
Cloudflare China CDN starts at US$4-5K/mo.*
*Price referenced from 2021
Cloudflare CDN does not provide China compatibility solutions to handle for, resolving, or replacing resources that are blocked or inaccessible from China. Common technologies that interfere with a site’s functionality in China and may appear broken include Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Google APIs and more.
Please refer to Chinafy vs. CDN. for more.