Hi, I am setting up load balancers to improve the performance for our Chinese users. We have a set of servers in Hong Kong for this that is load balanced via Geo Steering. Now I know China is often treated very differently, so I am wondering whether China is counted as one of the Geo Steering regions (ie Northeast Asia), or would it just go to the default origin?
It’ll probably work, but if you’re a big business and you’re serious about China connectivity, check out the china network https://www.cloudflare.com/network/china/ (can’t say for certain, but negotiating just China network and nothing else will likely cost less than the typical $5k/mo)
Geo-steering is based on the Cloudflare PoP the user connects to, not the location of the user. So if a China user hit the LAX PoP the Western US geo-steering would apply as that is where the LAX PoP is located.