Less Is More - Why The IPv6 Switch Is Missing

Published on by Dani Grant.

At Cloudflare we believe in being good to the Internet and good to our customers. By moving on from the legacy world of IPv4-only to the modern-day world where IPv4 and IPv6 are treated equally, we believe we are doing exactly that. "No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind." - Taylor Swift (whose website…

Patent Troll Battle Update: Doubling Down on Project Jengo

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Jengo Fett by Brickset (Flickr) We knew the case against patent trolls was the right one, but we have been overwhelmed by the response to our blog posts on patent trolls and our program for finding prior art on the patents held by Blackbird Tech, which we’ve dubbed Project Jengo. As we discuss in this post, your comments and contributions have allowed us to expand and intensify…

Reflections on reflection (attacks)

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Recently Akamai published an article about CLDAP reflection attacks. This got us thinking. We saw attacks from Connectionless LDAP servers back in November 2016 but totally ignored them because our systems were automatically dropping the attack traffic without any impact. CC BY 2.0 image by RageZ We decided to take a second look through our logs and share some statistics about reflection attacks we see regularly. In…

Introducing Argo — A faster, more reliable, more secure Internet for everyone

Published on by Rustam Lalkaka.

The Internet is inherently unreliable, a collection of networks connected to each other with fiber optics, copper, microwaves and trust. It’s a magical thing, but things on the Internet break all the time; cables get cut, bogus routes get advertised, routers crash. Most of the time, these failures are noticed but inexplicable to the average user — ”The Internet is slow today!” — frustrating user experiences as people go…

Introducing Load Balancing & Intelligent Failover with Cloudflare

Published on by Matt Silverlock.

Cloudflare's Enterprise customers have been using our Load Balancing service since March, and it has been helping them avoid website downtime caused by unreliable hosting providers, Internet outages, or servers. Today, we're bringing Load Balancing to all of our customers. Even the best caching can't escape the fundamental limitations on performance created by the speed of light. Using Load Balancing, Cloudflare's customers can now route requests between multiple…

Detroit and San Diego Data Centers expand Cloudflare network to 26 North American cities

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Cloudflare is excited to announce deployments in Detroit (Michigan) and San Diego (California), which are our 114th and 115th data centers respectively. They join Colombo, Sri Lanka and Cape Town, South Africa in the cohort of four new cities added just this week to our growing global network, which spans 57 countries and counting. For over 6 million Internet properties, we now serve customer traffic from across 26…

Standing Up to a Dangerous New Breed of Patent Troll

Published on by Matthew Prince.

On March 20th, Cloudflare received our first patent infringement claim: Blackbird Tech LLC v. Cloudflare, Inc. Today we’re filing our Answer to that claim in a federal court in Delaware. We have very strong arguments we will present in the litigation, mostly because the patent asserted against us does not have anything to do with our technology. The infringement claim is not a close one. The asserted…

Project Jengo: Cloudflare's Prior Art Search Bounty

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Jengo Fett by Brickset (Flickr) As readers of this blog likely know, especially if you read this post, Cloudflare has been sued by a dangerous new breed of patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, asserting a very old and very vague patent. And we know we are not alone in being frustrated about the way that such patent trolls inhibit the growth of innovative companies. Cloudflare is asking for your…