Just about four years ago, we announced Cloudflare Workers, a serverless platform that runs directly on the edge.
Throughout this week, we will talk about the many ways Cloudflare is helping make applications that already exist on the web faster. But if today is the day you decide to make your idea come to life, building your project on the Cloudflare edge, and deploying it directly to the tubes of the Internet is the best way to guarantee your application will always be fast, for every user, regardless of their location.
It’s been a few years cold starts for our customers.
One key advantage that helps Workers identify and address performance gaps is the scale at which it operates. Today, Workers services hundreds of thousands of developers, ranging from hobbyists to enterprises all over the world, serving millions of requests per second. Whenever we make improvements for a single customer, the entire platform gets faster.
Performance that matters
The ultimate goal of the serverless model is to enable developers to focus on what they do best — build experiences for their users. Choosing a serverless platform that can offer the best performance out of the box means one less thing developers have to worry about. If you’re spending your time optimizing for cold starts, you’re not spending your time building the best feature for your customers.
Just like developers want to create the best experience for their users by improving the performance of their application, we’re constantly striving to improve the experience for developers building on Workers as well.
In the same way customers don’t want to wait for slow responses, developers don’t want to wait on slow deployment cycles.
This is where the Workers platform excels yet again.
Any deployment on Cloudflare Workers takes less than a second to propagate globally, so you don’t want to spend time waiting on your code deploy, and users can see changes as quickly as possible.
Of course, it’s not just the deployment time itself that’s important, but the efficiency of the full development cycle, which is why we’re always seeking to improve it at every step: from sign up to debugging.
Don’t just take our word for it!
Needless to say, much as we try to remain neutral, we’re always going to be just a little biased. Luckily, you don’t have to take our word for it.
We invite you to sign up and deploy your first Worker today — it’ll just take a few minutes!