Railgun v5 has landed: better, faster, lighter

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Three years ago we launched Railgun, CloudFlare's origin network optimizer. Railgun allows us to cache the uncacheable to accelerate the connection between CloudFlare and our customers' origin servers. That brings the benefit of a CDN to even dynamic content with no need for 'fast purging' or other tricks. With Railgun even dynamic, ever-changing pages benefit from caching. CC BY 2.0 image by Nathan E Photography Over those…

SXSW Interactive 2016: Vote for CloudFlare’s Submissions

Published on by Daniella Vallurupalli.

It’s that time of year again, when the end of summer is in sight, students are back in school, football is on TV again, and your social feeds are flooded with “vote for my panel at SXSW” updates. While it feels like our team was just at SXSW, it’s already time to start planning for SXSW ‘16. If these topics interest you, please take a minute…

Mombasa, Kenya: CloudFlare's 43rd data center

Published on by Joshua Motta.

Only two weeks after the announcement of our four new points of presence (PoPs) in the Middle East, it is with much hullabaloo that we announce our 43rd PoP, and second in Africa following Johannesburg, in Mombasa, Kenya (a.k.a. “The Castle”). In a challenge that vexed many of our readers, Mombasa is our first PoP to be located in a real life castle-turned-data center (see above)…

Introducing a Powerful Way to Purge Cache on CloudFlare: Purge by Cache-Tag

Published on by Dani Grant.

Today CloudFlare is introducing a new way to purge the cache using Cache-Tags. Cache-Tags are assigned to cached content via a Cache-Tag response header, and are stored as metadata with cached objects so that global purges take only seconds, targeting a granular, finite set of cached objects. For example, an e-commerce website can use Cache-Tags to purge all of their catalog images at once, without affecting any of…

Ensuring the web is for everyone

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

This is the text of an internal email I sent at CloudFlare that we thought worth sharing more widely. I annotated it a bit with links that weren't in the original. "Tim Berners-Lee- Mosaic by Sue Edkins at Sheen Lane Centre" by Robert Smith - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons Subject: Days of future past Folks, One of the exciting things about working…