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).
SFOConnecting... PDXConnecting... LHRConnecting... SINConnecting... IADConnecting... GRUConnecting... SYDConnecting...
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 Portland.
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 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)
Smaller is better. The average latency (in ms) for a connection to PDX1, SFO1, and IAD1 from an office in Portland.
Following this announcement, PDX1
will be made available to
all deployments. All your customers in or near Portland are already enjoying
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
--regions is 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
(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.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on Twitter
or over Chat