Johannesburg: CloudFlare’s 30th data center

Published on by Joshua Motta.

Fire up the celebration braai, Jozi! CloudFlare is here, and it’s a big one. An important milestone (our 30th data center) calls for an equally important new location: Johannesburg, South Africa, our first data center in Africa. For the local audience: Steek aan 'n braai ter viering, Jozi! CloudFlare is hier en dis 'n groot een. 'n Belangrike mylpaal (ons 30ste datasentrum), vra vir ewe belangrike en…

Lima, Peru: CloudFlare’s 29th data center

Published on by Joshua Motta.

Just when you thought we’d reached the end, CloudFlare’s Latin America data center expansion continues. Hot on the heels of our recent expansion into Santiago, São Paulo, and Medellin, this holiday season commences in Lima with our 29th data center globally, and our fourth in Latin America. Latin America is the fastest growing source of traffic to CloudFlare's network, with nearly 10x growth in just the…

Prepare Your Site for Traffic Spikes this Holiday Season

Published on by Andrew A. Schafer.

The holiday season is approaching, and everyone is thinking about gifts for their friends and family. As people increasingly shop online, this means huge spikes in traffic for web sites---especially ecommerce sites. We want you to get the most out of this year’s surge in web traffic, so we’ve created a list of tips to help you prepare your site to ensure your visitors have a…

Migrating to the Ghost Blogging Platform

Published on by Andrew A. Schafer.

For those of you that follow the CloudFlare blog, you’ll know that we try to be prolific. We have industry leaders like Matthew Prince, John Graham-Cumming, Nick Sullivan, and others publishing pieces weekly from the front lines of internet performance and security. We’re also big fans of open source software, which is used in almost everything we do. A little over a year ago we watched…

CloudFlare and SHA-1 Certificates

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

At CloudFlare, we’re dedicated to ensuring sites are not only secure, but also available to the widest audience. In the coming months, both Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox browser are changing their policy with respect to certain web site certificates. We are aware of these changes, and we have modified our SSL offerings to ensure customer sites continue to be secure and available to…

DNSSEC: Complexities and Considerations

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

This blog post is a follow-up to our previous introduction to DNSSEC. Read that first if you are not familiar with DNSSEC. DNSSEC is an extension to DNS: it provides a system of trust for DNS records. It’s a major change to one of the core components of the Internet. In this post we examine some of the complications of DNSSEC, and what CloudFlare plans to do…