At ZEIT, we care deeply about the consistency of your site's performance.
Whether customers access from their office computer in Downtown LA, or their mobile phone while in Thailand, they need to have a uniform, fast experience. Towards this goal, we have been adding new regions to our network over the past few weeks.
Today, we are announcing our fourth Origin and CDN region in the US: Portland (West US).
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 Portland. Since PDX1 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 SFO1 (San Francisco), the announcement of PDX1 means that your customers in the West Coast will benefit from significant performance improvements. Specifically, if they access from within Portland or nearby cities such as Vancouver or Milwaukie:
- Full Origin: lightning quick access to content, and greater redundancy
- Improved Latency: further reduced latency over our previous options
SFO1 (San Fransisco)
IAD1 (Washington DC)
Following this announcement, PDX1 will be made available to all deployments. All your customers in or near Portland 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 Calgary, which is closer to Portland than to San Francisco or Washington DC, your default node will automatically be PDX1.
As always, you retain full control over your Origin regions. If your APIs or datasources are in or near Portland, you can explicitly choose to deploy and serve your app from Portland:
now --regions pdx
To deploy and serve your app from multiple regions, you can specify all of them:
now --regions pdx,sfo,sin
The primary use case for
--regionsis deploying functions close to your datasource. Even if you decide to only deploy to Portland, 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 customers.
You can start deploying to PDX1 for all your applications using version 14.2.4 (or newer) of Now CLI.
We are proud to be able to offer a faster web experience to our patrons in and nearby Portland, 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 customers with minimal to no configuration.