Whether you live in Sydney or New York, your location should not be a barrier to a fast cloud experience. With Now, we strive to ensure that everyone, in every corner of the world, can load their websites and applications equally fast.
Today, we are adding a fifth Origin and CDN region in Europe: DUB1, Dublin (Ireland).

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ZEIT Now CDN latency for some of our regions, from your current location.


What This Means

Being an Origin region means that we can now run and host your deployments in Dublin. Since DUB1 is also a CDN node, we can cache your content and make it immediately available across our network, to deliver a faster experience globally.
Combined with ARN1 (Stockholm), LHR1 (London), CDG1 (Paris) and BRU1 (Brussels), the announcement of DUB1 means that your users in Europe will benefit from significant performance improvements. Specifically, if they access from within or near Dublin:
  • Full Origin: lightning quick access to content, and greater redundancy
  • Improved Latency: over 5x improvement over our previous options
DUB1 (Dublin)
Ireland
8ms
LHR1 (London)
United Kingdom
41ms
CDG1 (Paris)
France
48ms

Smaller is better. The average latency (in ms) for a connection to DUB1, LHR1, and CDG1 from an office in Dublin.

Getting Started

Following this announcement, DUB1 will be made available to all deployments. All your customers in or near Dublin are already enjoying faster speeds.
The Origin node closest to you will be made your new default region, automatically. For example, if you are deploying from Liverpool, which is closer to Dublin than to London or Stockholm, your default node will automatically be DUB1.
As always, you retain full control over your Origin regions. If your APIs or datasources are in or near Dublin, you can explicitly choose to deploy and serve your app from Dublin:
now --regions dub
To deploy and serve your app from multiple regions, you can specify all of them:
now --regions dub,sfo,sin
The primary use case for --regions is deploying functions close to your datasource. Even if you decide to only deploy to Dublin, 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 DUB1 for all your applications using version 14.2.4 (or newer) of Now CLI.

Dublin, Ireland

89% of households in Ireland have access to the Internet. A large number of technology startups that operate global businesses call Dublin home. Web Summit, considered the largest tech event in the world, also originated in Dublin.
We are proud to be able to offer a faster web experience to our patrons in and nearby Dublin, in addition to greater redundancy.

Conclusion

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.