American content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company Cloudflare announced Dubai as its first office in the Middle East by joining the Dubai Internet City (DIC)’s growing community to support its growing EMEA operations.
Cloudflare has become the latest company to set up operations in Dubai, focusing on customer success, innovation, and growth in the Middle East and Turkey region.
The Dubai office offers a base for the growing Cloudflare team in the Middle East and Turkey. Cloudflare’s Dubai-based team will help the company grow brand awareness, acquire and support customers, and recruit new talent. Cloudflare is one of the many international new economy firms choosing to set up a base in Dubai, the hyper-connected city of the future. Dubai’s rapidly evolving tech ecosystem has helped it swiftly mature into a significant hub for new-age enterprises, including established multinationals, unicorns, and startups.
Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City welcomed Cloudflare into the Dubai Internet City (DIC)’s growing community, especially given the nature of its services that help build a more reliable, sustainable, and accessible Internet. “We are delighted to see Cloudflare joining Dubai Internet City. We look forward to its tech offerings and solutions that will further boost Dubai’s status as a global hub of innovation, safety, and cybersecurity,” Al Malik said.
Several sectors have undergone rapid digital transformations and have witnessed increased cloud adoption. Al Malik said this makes a secure and reliable digital infrastructure necessary, given the potential opportunities. He also said cybersecurity is critical for the tech sector, with the global cybersecurity market set to reach a value of $317 billion by 2027, according to Mordor Intelligence.
Cloudflare has data centers in 270 cities across 100 countries worldwide, including 27 data centers in the Middle East & Turkey region. The company has doubled its EMEA team to about 700 employees over the last two years. For the Middle East and Turkey region, Cloudflare will prioritize launching new data centers, increasing market share by building partnerships and expanding its customer base and the local team to cope with the business growth to serve its customers better.