Cloudflare made an acquisition of talent and technology with its purchase of Neumob, the company dedicated to boosting app speeds, reduce errors and eliminate timeouts. With no financial details revealed, the sale of Neumob has one clear goal: to expand Neumob to its global network that now spans 118 data centers in 58 countries, with more than 7 million domains.
Neumob reduces app errors and timeouts by up to 90 percent, by improving the capabilities of mobile devices to bypass errors in the protocols, such as the TCP, that create web traffic.
“Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet—we mean that literally,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, in the official announcement of the deal. “With Neumob, we’re now able to reach the last-mile of connectivity and provide the fastest and most secure experience possible for users everywhere, on any device.”
Neumob was so successful with his consumer app that attracted clients like The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, overpassing the startup’s system with the demand. For the moment, that will be behind. As Venture Beat first reported, Neumob “has ceased serving its existing business and consumer customers while Cloudflare integrates its technology with the company’s worldwide network”.
Eventually, Cloudflare is expected to relaunch its network acceleration and developers and consumer application once this process is finished.