, our goal is to provide everybody with the best cloud
experience possible. To be truly universal, we need to ensure that applications
perform well from every geographical point — loading a site from Boston or Manila
should be equally fast. Towards this goal, we are constantly adding
new regions to expand our network.
Today, we are adding a fourth Origin and CDN region in Europe: ARN1 (Stockholm, Sweden).
SFOConnecting... CDGConnecting... ARNConnecting... SINConnecting... IADConnecting... GRUConnecting...
ZEIT Now CDN latency for some of our regions, from your current location.
Being an Origin region
means that we can now run and host your deployments in Stockholm.
is also a CDN node
, we can cache your content
and make it immediately available across our network, to deliver a faster experience
Combined with LHR1 (London)
the announcement of ARN1 means that your users in Europe
will benefit from significant performance improvements. Specifically, if they
access from within or near Stockholm:
- Full Origin: lightning quick access to content, and greater redundancy
- Improved Latency: over 5x improvement over our previous options
Smaller is better. The average latency (in ms) for a connection to ARN1, BRU1, and CDG1 from an office connection Stockholm.
Following this announcement, ARN1
will be made available to
all deployments. All your customers in or near Stockholm are already enjoying
The Origin node closest to you will be made your new default region, automatically.
For example, if you are deploying from Oslo, which is closer to Stockholm
than to London or Paris, your default node will automatically be ARN1.
As always, you retain full control over your Origin regions. If your APIs
or datasources are in or near Stockholm, you can explicitly choose to deploy and
serve your app from Stockholm:
now --regions arn
To deploy and serve your app from multiple regions, you can specify all of them:
now --regions arn,sfo,sin
The primary use case for
--regions is deploying functions close to your datasource.
Even if you decide to only deploy to Stockholm, your static assets and
dynamic responses will always be cached globally across all CDN
regions in our network, ensuring the quickest response time for all of your users.
You can start deploying to ARN1 for all your applications using version
(or newer) of Now CLI
With ARN1, we are able to offer a faster web experience to our patrons in and nearby Sweden,
in addition to greater redundancy.
Not only do we want to make a truly global infrastructure available, we also want
it to be easily accessible. With our default global CDN, we are enabling every
developer to improve the experience for their users without much configuration.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on Twitter
or over Chat